Screening and early detection
Your best defense against breast cancer is early detection. Breast cancer is most treatable when it's found early.
A breast self-exam can help detect changes to your breasts. If you find a lump or other unusual change, make an appointment with your doctor to have it checked.
Breast cancer is usually treated with surgery, medications, and radiation therapy. Because of improved screening methods, diagnosis at an early stage, and improved treatment techniques, the number of deaths from breast cancer has been steadily declining over the past few years. Learn more about treatment options.