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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.