About Breast Cancer

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. World wide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in women. In 2019, about 268,600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. alone.

Progress in treatment and early detection has led to improved survival for people of all ages and races, and with all stages of breast cancer. In fact, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today (more than any other group of cancer survivors)!

The Susan G. Komen® national website, www.komen.org, offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

If you or someone you know are in need of local resources please contact us at (804) 320-1772 in Richmond, (757) 490-7794 in Norfolk or at info@komenceva.org.