At Risk?

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.* The likelihood of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in her lifetime is one in eight. However, with early diagnosis, breast cancer has a relative survival rate of better than 90 percent.

*According to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2016

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Reduce Your Risk

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States. With early diagnosis, breast cancer has a relative survival rate of better than 90%.

To reduce your risk, we suggest the following:

  • Talking to your doctor about your use of oral contraceptives and hormonal therapy
  • Maintaining your ideal weight
  • Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day
  • Following recommended screening guidelines
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eliminating tobacco use and only consume alcohol in moderation
  • Getting your breast cancer risk assessed

Orlando Health Blog

Orlando Health Blog

Check out recent blog articles from our physicians related to breast cancer, such as the following:

  • Why Some Women Aren’t Taking a Key Breast Cancer Prevention Drug
  • Study Finds Cancer Rates Differ Within Certain Racial Groups

Self Examination Sheet

The breast self-examination sheet will serve as a helpful guide and reminder for you to examine your breasts regularly.


Self examinations sheet