Breast cancer, the second leading cancer killer of women in the U.S., affects 1 in 8 women in their lives, as millions of us know a mother, sister, daughter or friend has faced breast cancer. There are many factors that can help determine if your are at risk for breast cancer, including the history of cancer in your family and personal health history. Screening is vital to detecting breast cancer early and mammograms are a vital part of the process, giving doctors a closer look at the tissue in the breast to find lumps early. With many treatment options, early detection can greatly improve a woman’s chance to make a full recovery from breast cancer. Learn more about the breast cancer topics below with information from www.womenshealth.gov.