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Category: Fact Sheets and Toolkits

March 18, 2024

Breast Cancer Risks: Facts & Myths
Overview Breast cancer has come into the spotlight over the last 50 years and numerous factors have been associated with breast cancer risk. BCAction understands that some risk factors are out of a person’s control, such as biological and socioeconomic f [...] READ MORE

March 13, 2024

Pills for Prevention
Overview Since our founding in 1990, Breast Cancer Action has emphasized the need to find the root causes of breast cancer so that we can truly prevent the disease. There is abundant evidence that the genesis of many cases of breast cancer lies in our toxic [...] READ MORE

March 13, 2024

Breast Cancer and the Environment
Overview Breast cancer is a complex disease that occurs in an environmentally complex world. For people assigned female sex at birth (AFABs) the lifetime risk increases with age, and the established risk factors for breast cancer account for only a fraction [...] READ MORE

September 27, 2023

What to Do When Someone You Know Has Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Overview Despite billions spent on research and education, far too many people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Those who hear the words “You have breast cancer” may experience a myriad of emotions: fear, anger, betrayal, powerlessness, res [...] READ MORE

September 07, 2023

What We’ve Learned About Breast Cancer from the California Immigrant Community
Overview Traducción al español disponible más abajo. This fact sheet is co-written by Haleemah Atobiloye and Zoë Christoper Haleemah Atobiloye, M.A., is BCAction’s Program Manager and identifies as a Nigerian immigrant to America. Zoë Christopher, M.A., i [...] READ MORE

November 30, 2022

Health is Not Just Healthcare
Overview There are differences in how specific communities experience and are impacted by breast cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. These disparities stem from a complex interplay of economics, power, racism, and discrimination that lead to a variety [...] READ MORE

November 30, 2022

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Fact Sheet
Overview DCIS is a condition of abnormal, but not cancerous, cells found in the lining of the milk ducts, and has not spread into nearby tissue. It is the most common type of non-invasive breast ‘cancer.’ Non-invasive means that the abnormal cells do not mov [...] READ MORE

November 30, 2022

The Facts and Nothing but the Facts
Overview For far too long, breast cancer awareness has been the dominant message of the breast cancer movement. Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) feels this message oversimplifies the issue and deflects attention from breast cancer prevention. This factsheet [...] READ MORE

October 11, 2022

Think Before You Pink Toolkit 2022
Welcome to Breast Cancer Action’s Think Before You Pink® Toolkit! Breast Cancer Action is the breast cancer industry watchdog. We ignited a movement in 2002 when we were the first to call out pinkwashing and pink ribbon marketing culture. At that time, we coi [...] READ MORE

August 11, 2022

The Climate Crisis and Breast Cancer
Overview The Impacts of the Fossil Fuel Industry The impacts of the fossil fuel industry on public health crises are well documented. In addition to these fossil-fueled health harms, the industry is also driving the climate crisis. There are grave health [...] READ MORE

July 15, 2021

Toolkit to Navigate Breast Cancer
A breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. Since our founding in 1990, we have been a source for accurate, evidence-based, unbiased information that allows those of us living with breast cancer to make well-informed medical decisions. We [...] READ MORE

August 23, 2020

Fossil Fuel Infographics
Every year in the U.S., more than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of these people have no family history of the disease, which raises the question “What causes breast cancer?” Research increasingly finds environmental link [...] READ MORE

August 04, 2020

Stop Fossil Fuels Factsheet
View and download a PDF of our Stop Fossil Fuels [...] READ MORE

April 25, 2018

4 Critical Questions to Ask Before You Buy Pink
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April 24, 2018

4 Questions to Ask Before You Walk for Breast Cancer
View and download a PDF of 4 Questions to Ask Before You Walk for Breast [...] READ MORE

August 17, 2017

Activism For All: Breast Cancer Action’s Legislative Toolkit
Your story can make a difference. With Breast Cancer Action’s Legislative Toolkit, you’ll get the resources, information, and tools you need to engage your legislators about vital issues related to breast cancer. View and download a PDF of Activism For All [...] READ MORE

May 11, 2017

About Breast Cancer Action
Our organization brochure details what makes us unique, how we take action, and how we get results. Download or print a PDF of the About Breast Cancer Action [...] READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Know the facts about breast cancer risks, fracking, and dangerous drilling
View and download a PDF of our fact sheet Know the Facts About Breast Cancer Risks, Fracking, and Dangerous [...] READ MORE

November 16, 2014

Should I get a mammogram?
View and download a PDF of our toolkit Should I Get A [...] READ MORE