This year, more than 268,600 women and 2,600 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (cancer that has spread from where it started in the breast into the surrounding healthy tissue), and more than 42,260 will die from the disease.
If diagnosed early and treated before it spreads, five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 99 percent.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide (Educación sobre la salud del seno para las jóvenes) is designed to increase young women’s knowledge about breast health. This user-friendly educational tool has been used by communities far and wide to reach young women with information about breast health and breast cancer. The guide was developed to use in interactive group sessions and to encourage information sharing with female relatives who are age-appropriate for screening.