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Breast Cancer Survivors Inspiring Others With Hope and Connection

Early detection can save your life!

Do you know the risk factors for breast cancer?  Over 240,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. 

Know the facts and help save your life. 

RISK FACTORS

  • Increased age

  • Personal history of breast cancer

  • Family history of breast cancer

  • Breast density

  • Being overweight or obese after menopause

  • Lack of physical exercise

  • Drinking alcohol

  • Reproductive and menstrual history (late child bearing and/or early menstruation)

  • Genetic changes (BRCA1 and BRCA2)

SCREENING GUIDELINES

  • Ages 40 and older:

  • Annual mammogram

  • Annual clinical breast exam

  • Monthly self-breast exam

  • Ages 20-39:

  • Clinical breast exam every three years*

  • Monthly self-breast exam

ALL AGES

  • Report any breast changes (lumps, skin changes, pain, nipple discharge, etc.) to your healthcare provider.

  • *talk to your healthcare provider about starting mammography screening earlier if you are at increased risk of breast cancer because of family history, a genetic tendency or past breast cancer. Also, see if an increased risk supports more frequent exams or additional tests, such as ultrasound or MRI.

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Testimonials

"Shortly after I awoke from surgery in 2018  with two fewer breasts, I was lovingly equipped with an underarm pillow, bulb apron and valuable insight about what the future held. Rather than leave that 53 year old deflated and fearful, my PRM mentor empowered  positivity  and modeled how I would go on to support other survivors in their journey."

Jennifer, Breast Cancer Survivor

"I am a 72-year-old breast cancer survivor. My Pink Ribbon Mentor supported me throughout my breast cancer journey, not only emotionally but in providing information to questions I had during and after the process. She is supportive, upbeat and kind – something every breast cancer patient/survivor needs.

Her support eased my fears throughout the journey, and she became a “long-distance friend.

I cannot thank her enough for being there for me: for the phone calls, and the laughter we have shared lightening the situation. I am deeply grateful for the Pink Ribbon Mentors!"

Lana, Breast Cancer Survivor

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