Breast Cancer Awareness

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recognizes that early detection is a critical first step in fighting this dreadful disease.

No matter who you are or where you live, breast cancer may touch your life. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and around the world. In 2018, about 266,120 women will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. [1]

Progress in treatment and early detection has led to improved survival for people of all ages and races, and with all stages of breast cancer. In fact, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today (more than any other group of cancer survivors). [2]

American Cancer Society Recommendations for THE Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Finding breast cancer early and getting treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early. The American Cancer Society has screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, and for those at high risk for breast cancer.

Imaging Tests to Find Breast Cancer

Different tests can be used to look for and diagnose breast cancer. If your doctor finds an area of concern on a screening test (a mammogram), or if you have symptoms that could mean breast cancer, you will need more tests to know for sure if it’s cancer.
Mammograms
Breast Ultrasound
Breast MRI Scans

For more information about Breast Cancer, visit the American Cancer Society website.

Locations in Cincinnati offering free mammograms:

TriHealth: Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care
10494 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
(513) 569-6777

Proscan Pink Ribbon Center Over the Rhine
5 East Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 241-1282

ProScan Pink Ribbon Center – Red Bank
4850 Red Bank Road, Suite 310, Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 527-7750

Good Samaritan Free Health Center
3727 St Lawrence Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205
(513) 246-6888

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[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2018. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2018.
[2] American Cancer Society. Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts and Figures 2016-2017. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2016.