Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast and is the most common cancer in women. There are two main types of invasive breast cancer: (1) ductal carcinoma and (2) lobular carcinoma.

Invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common type, starts in the ducts, or tubes, that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Invasive Lobular carcinoma starts in the part of the breast that produces milk, called lobules.

Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer.

Learn more about breast cancer by following these links:

Spotlight

Staff and supporters at the Foundation are thrilled to welcome new Chairman David Mutch, MD, FACOG. Read Dr. Mutch’s bio here.

Awareness

Unbreakable Bonds: Read this NY Times Mother’s Day tribute featuring Nt’l Race Host Committee member Megan Neforos: click here

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014-2015 Research Grant and Prizes. View the PDF.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course is June 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana. For more information, click here.