Quick Look at Breast and Cervical Cancer


About Breast Cancer

• Eighty percent of breast lumps are non-cancerous.
• When caught early, 98 percent of women live to survive breast cancer.
• Early on, most breast cancers don't cause any physical symptoms, so without regular screening there's no way of knowing you have it.
• Annual mammography combined with clinical breast exams and appropriate and timely follow-up treatment for women age 50 and older can reduce breast cancer mortality by about one-third.
• Every woman's breast tissue is different and unique. Getting screened every year is very important in helping health care providers find small changes in breast tissue that may help find cancer as early as possible.  • A Pap test can find cervical abnormal cells years before any cancer actually exists. • Early on, cervical cancer usually doesn't cause any physical symptoms, so without a test there is no way of knowing it's there. • The earlier cervical cancer is found, the better the chances of successful treatment and survival. In fact, when cervical cancer is found early, there is 92 percent survival rate. • Getting a Pap test every year is the only way to find abnormal cells.

About Cervical Cancer

• A Pap test can find cervical abnormal cells years before any cancer actually exists.
• Early on, cervical cancer usually doesn't cause any physical symptoms, so without a test there is no way of knowing it's there.
• The earlier cervical cancer is found, the better the chances of successful treatment and survival. In fact, when cervical cancer is found early, there is 92 percent survival rate.
• Getting a Pap test every year is the only way to find abnormal cells.