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1-866-442-CANCER (2262)

Cancer Services Program
Bureau of Chronic Disease Control
New York State Department of Health
Riverview Center, Suite 350
Albany, NY 12204-0678
canserv@health.ny.gov

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the breast. Breast cancer occurs in both men and women, but male breast cancer is very rare. For more information about breast cancer in men, visit the National Cancer Institute – General Information about Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. All women can get breast cancer. It is most often found in women ages 50 and older. Regular check-ups and screening tests can find breast cancer at an earlier stage, when it is easiest to treat. The most important action women can take is to have routine breast cancer screenings. Early detection is the key to survival.