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Breast Cancer Awareness

To Life! serves the Capital Region and surrounding communities and is a reliable resource for individuals and families dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in New York - skin cancer being first. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death in New York women.

The best protection against breast cancer is early detection and diagnosis. Early detection requires each of us to be vigilant with regards to our health and wellbeing. 

Here are some resources you may find helpful.

Screening and Early Detection

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Importance of Screening and Early Detection

What to Know About Breast Health Screenings

Risk Factors

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Woman

Know Your Own Risk Factors

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Health

What are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Ways to Reduce Your Risk

10 Ways to Help Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Being Your Own Advocate

The Power of a Health Care Advocate

4 Ways to be Your Own Health Care Advocate

10 Tips for How To Advocate For Yourself at the Doctor

How to Support a Friend Who Has Been Diagnosed

What to Say to Someone With Breast Cancer

How to Be A Friend to Someone Who Has Cancer

Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer

Women Share How Friendship Has Helped Them Get Through Breast Cancer