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Lifelines™ Breast Cancer

This page contains articles, audio files, and videos on breast cancer. We encourage downloading and reprinting the articles and reposting the videos. 

What Women Need to Know about Breast Cancer

This article describes possible risks, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for someone recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

African Americans (PDF - 149KB)

Hispanics/Latinos (PDF - 355KB)

Explaining Breast Cancer Risk by the Numbers

This article offers guidance on ways to interpret the numbers and statistics about breast cancer risk.

African Americans (PDF - 86 KB)

Hispanics/Latinos (PDF - 77KB)

Breast Cancer and African American Women

Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens, program director at the Division of Cancer Prevention at the NCI, discusses breast cancer screening and prevention.

Download ( MP3 - 0:59, 0.9 MB) | Read the Transcript


Videos in the Breast Cancer Playlist (Below) Include:

Breast Cancer and African American Women

Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, a Program Director at the Division of Cancer Prevention at the NCI, speaks to African American women about what they need to know about breast cancer and breast cancer screening and prevention.

An African American Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor: Melanie Nix's Story

Melanie Nix, an African American breast cancer survivor of three years, talks about her struggles with the disease and how it affected her personally and emotionally.

An African American Breast Cancer Survivor: Juanita Lyle's Story

Juanita Lyle, an African American breast cancer survivor of 35 years, talks about her struggles with the disease and how it affected her personally and emotionally.