October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The main factors that influence your high risk for breast cancer include being a woman and being older (most breast cancers are found in women 50 and older).
Most Women who get breast cancer have no known risk factors and no history of the disease in their families.
Although breast cancer screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat.
Black women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial groups, and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.
Talk to your doctor about which breast cancer screening tests are right for you, and when you should have them.