Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant(cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease—differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves. Obviously no woman wants to receive this diagnosis, but hearing the words “breast cancer” doesn’t always mean an end. It can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts and finding hope.
How Can You Help?
The NBCF are dedicated to providing help for today and hope for tomorrow. The NBCF provides free mammograms for women in need, and helps promote early breast cancer detection, while offering educational programs to provide answers to anyone whose life is touched by breast disease.
(National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2011)