This October, join the Council in recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 38. Breast cancer death rates decline with early screenings, yet people experiencing homelessness often lack access to proper treatment and preventive health care.
Learn how you can raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage preventive screenings at the American Cancer Society, or visit our Clinical Practice pages for important resources on a variety of health conditions as they affect people without homes.