Beyond The Shock

If you have a question about breast cancer, visit Beyond The Shock®, an interactive website created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Beyond The Shock features educational videos, survivor stories, and a section where you can ask questions and get answers. It is a valuable resource, whether you have recently been diagnosed, or just want to learn more about breast cancer.


Did You Know?

Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.

When breast cancer is detected early, the 5-year survival rate is 98%.

Each year, approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer.

Globally, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 29 seconds.

70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

In 2010 there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 68 seconds.

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