We make a variety of breast cancer education and awareness materials available to you for your personal reference, to share with loved ones, or to distribute at breast health events and other appropriate opportunities. Educational resources address topics specific to gender, age and lifestyle needs and are available in multiple languages.
If you are looking for a specific topic or language that is not listed on that page, or if you are in need of one of our printed resources, please email info@KomenPhiladelphia.org or call 215-238-8900.
Komen Career Catalysts – Philadelphia Researchers series
We’ve gathered for our survivor and metastatic breast cancer community local researchers who are making things happen in the labs, right now. As Komen Career Catalyst researchers, these three scientists are young, eager and actively driving “the next big things” that will translate into improved quality of life for you and better outcomes for all future breast cancer patients. View recordings of our online series:
- Harnessing the power of imaging to determine tumor reactions: Elizabeth McDonald, MD, PhD, FSBI, University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Radiology; Buzz Cooper Scholar at the Abramson Cancer Center
Find answers to your toughest questions about breast cancer and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration, and real support. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and others.
In the Company of Friends: An Instagram TV Program in support of Know Your Girls
New episodes air every Monday! View the latest and archived shows here. Breast cancer survivor, actress and producer, Vanessa Bell Calloway teams up with Susan G. Komen to amplify the “Know Your Girls” campaign, designed to educate and inspire black women to understand their breast cancer risk. Bridging generational and technological divides by ranging from short to mid-form digital content on social media and across all digital formats, In the Company of Friends tackles issues such as wellness, self-image, food, fitness and more.
Risk Factors Brochure
Did you know… most women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease, nor do they have BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation. So what does contribute to a higher risk? Read through our Risk Factors Brochure to learn more about the facts and myths, as well as what affects your risk of getting breast cancer:
Newly Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Click here for information and resources carefully put together for men and women who have recently received a MBC diagnoses.
Genetics and Genetic Testing
Genetic testing is a powerful tool that is becoming used more and more to help women and men access their risk of breast cancer. What exactly does it test for? Who should consider it? How does it work? What impact can it have? These questions and more are answered in our 2-page Genetics and Breast Cancer Guide.
Clinical Trials Myths & Facts
Download this helpful sheet on Clinical Trials Myths and Facts – it’s a great resource to have when considering if a clinical trial is right for you.
Breast Density Overview
Women with high breast density have a higher risk of breast cancer. But what exactly does that mean and what precautions can you take if you have higher than average breast density. Read our Facts for Life: Breast Density flyer to learn more about what you can do, how to talk to you doctor and legislature in the pipeline to created standards for patient reports addressing breast density.
Making Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
A helpful resource for anyone facing a breast cancer diagnosis for the first or subsequent times. Download, print and take this document to your appointments to help you organize your thoughts and ask the questions you may not of thought of. Questions to Ask Your Doctors is also available in Spanish.
How to Read Your Pathology Report
Pathology reports are written in medical language and this can make some of the wording hard to understand. If you or a loved one is undergoing diagnostics for breast cancer, reference this great resource—How to Read Your Pathology Report—to help better understand what your biopsy is telling doctors about your specific type of breast cancer.
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy for Early Breast Cancer
You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you have a treatment plan you’re confident—what can you expect next. For many the unknowns of chemo or radiation can be emotionally and physically draining. From understanding the basics of how chemotherapy or radiation therapy work to potential side effect, these fliers can help you know understand what to expect: Chemotherapy for Early Breast Cancer and Radiation Therapy for Early Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy for Early Breast Cancer.
Diet and Nutrition
From managing nausea and finding foods that taste pleasant to addressing weight gain and striking the right balance of protein, vitamins and fiber—breast cancer treatment comes with a ton of diet and nutrition considerations. Check out and share with loved ones our new 2-page Diet & Nutrition resource guide resource guide covering all the key topics you need to know
Racial and Ethnic Differences
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. However, the rates of getting and dying from breast cancer differ among ethnic groups. Read our Racial and Ethnic Differences brochure to understand more about this important topic.
Specific Population: African-American Women
Breast cancer disparities for African-American women are startling. Every year in the U.S. approximately 6,540 black women die of breast cancer, and the disease is the second-largest cause of cancer death among black women. Check out our Black and African-American Women Breast Cancer Facts sheet offering critical insights and links to resources to empower you and your loved ones to beat the odds.
Specific Population: Men and Breast Cancer
Most men don’t think of themselves as having breasts, but they do. So, it follows that they are at risk of breast cancer. Share our “Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too” brochure with the men in your life.
Specific Population: Young Women and Breast Cancer
Women diagnosed with breast cancer under age 40 face many issues that differ from women diagnosed later in life. From questions of fertility and early menopause to treating breast cancer during pregnancy, our Young Women and Breast Cancer Young Women and Breast Cancer brochure is full of resources to help answer your questions and guide your journey to health.
Specific Population: Hispanic/Latina Women
While data show breast cancer incidence rates tend to be lower for Hispanic/ Latina women compared to white women, Hispanic/Latina women are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage than white women. They are also more likely to be diagnosed with larger and more difficult-to-treat tumors. Learn more plus link to other powerful resources on this topic with our Latina Women and Breast Cancer educational flier.
How to Qualify for Disability with Breast Cancer
Even if your breast cancer is not advanced enough to keep you from working, odds are the side effects from the treatments will keep you sidelined for a while. You might be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits if you will be out of work for at least 12 months. Monthly disability benefits can help you cover the cost of living while you are working on recovering. This guide offers more information about qualifying and possibly applying for disability while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
For your convenience, most materials are available as PDFs to download, print and share here, or by clicking on the specific language below. After you obtain your materials, please be sure to contact us, your local Komen Philadelphia affiliate, with any questions or for additional resources to support your educational initiative.
- American Sign Language
- Chinese – Simplified
- Chinese – Traditional
Male Breast Cancer
- Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too—Find Out More About It. Download our Male Breast Cancer Brochure.