Breast Cancer Resources

Posted on October 16, 2020

by Daphne Bechrakis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In the U.S., breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women besides skin cancer. Although it is most common in women, men can get breast cancer as well. The American Cancer Society estimates that 276,480 people will develop breast cancer in 2020. The following links are meant to provide a basic overview of breast cancer. 


CDC Basic Information About Breast Cancer

This resource from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) gives an overview of breast cancer-related topics, such as symptoms, treatments, and ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer. 


Mammography and other screening tests for breast problems

This fact sheet from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology gives an overview of mammograms, which are a common test for breast cancer. 


Breast Cancer Types: What Your Type Means 

This resource from the Mayo Clinic has a guide to the different types of breast cancer and what the different types can mean for treatments. 

Don’t forget to check the library catalog for books and other resources on breast cancer.

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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