Breast cancer

Breast care is an important part of a woman's health. We have the expertise and support women need to make informed choices in comfortable and respectful settings.

Breast cancer facts

The average woman has a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer during her lifetime.

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. It is also the second main cause of cancer death in women. (Lung cancer is the first.)

Fortunately, fewer women are dying from breast cancer. This is mostly due to improved breast cancer prevention and detection, as well as advances in breast cancer treatment.

Breast cancer education videos

The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute has launched a new section featuring breast cancer education videos.

Breast cancer patient stories

 Read some of our breast cancer patient stories.

Reviewed By: Dawn Johnson, MD, medical director, Piper Breast Center
First Published: 08/25/2009
Last Reviewed: 06/15/2018