Kernels of Truth

Each Kernel of Truth shares an essential fact that underscores the importance of early detection, or provides insight into Breast Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 20 to 59.

More than 50% of women will experience breast lumps, but more than 80% are diagnosed as benign and noncancerous.

Although rare, younger women can also get breast cancer. 5% of breast cancers occur in women under age 40.

No matter your age, you should know how your breasts normally look and feel. If you notice any changes, see your doctor.

The survival rate for patients with early stage breast cancer exceeds 90%.

The latest mammogram technology can detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, before you have any symptoms at all.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among African American women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women

A family history of breast cancer increases your risk. A relationship with a dedicated Breast Center increases your options.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but the survival rate for women who detect it early is over 90%.