About Breast Cancer

Here's a great guide to some of the best articles about breast cancer and breast health.

What Is Breast Cancer?

What Rights Do I Have?

Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act

The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Mastectomy (mas-tek-tuh-me) is surgery to remove all or part of the breast. This federal law requires most group insurance plans that cover mastectomies to also cover breast reconstruction. It was signed into law on October 21, 1998. The United States Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services oversee this law.

For more information on the WHCRA, please click here.

Stay Healthy

More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests. In this section you can learn how to help lower your chances of getting cancer, plus what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, and when.

  • Find Cancer Early
  • Stay Away from Tobacco
  • Eat Healthy and Get Active
  • Be Safe in the Sun
  • Other Ways to Protect Yourself
 

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