Sister to Sister
American Cancer Society
Fight breast cancer with a powerful weapon. Your voice.
Protect yourself and those you love by having a breast and cervical exam, mammogram and Pap test. It's fast. It's easy. And it might just save your life.
Spread the word.
Your group or organization can partner with Sister to Sister to talk about early detection and treatment referrals, when necessary.
To learn more, call us today at 908.354.7373, extension 208 or 1.800.ACS.2345.
A mammogram could save your life.
Breast cancer will affect 6,900 New Jersey women this year. Unfortunately, many black women die beacuse the disease is found too late. When found early, the cure rate for all women is 97 percent.
The best way to fight breast or cervical cancer is to detect it early, when it is most treatable. Practice monthly breast self-examination and get a yearly clinical exam and mammogram. Mammograms are completely safe X-rays of the breast. Accredited facilities are available near you.
The American Cancer Society's Sister to Sister program and the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program bring education and annual screening to women who live in the greater Newark area. For women who qualify, there is no cost for the screenings. Exams are provided at University Hospital (UMDNJ), St. Michael's Medical Center and East Orange General Hospital.
If you are age 40 or over, you can't afford to pass this up! You will receive:
• Instruction in breast self-examination.
• Clinical breast and pelvic exam by a health care provider.
• Low- or no-cost mammogram and Pap test.
Fact: All women are at risk for breast cancer, even if no one in the family has had the disease.
Fact: There are no symptoms with early stage breast cancer. Mammograms may detect small tumors years before they can be felt.
Fact: Breast cancer is curable, when found early.
Fact: Mammograms and Pap tests are not painful. Some women experience discomfort for a few seconds. The exam takes about 20 minutes.
Fact: Cervical cancer can be detected with regular Pap tests. Cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent curable.
Fact: Most lumps are not breast cancer, but any lump or change should be examined by a health care provider.
Fact: Breast cancer is not caused by injury to the breasts.
Fact: Breast-feeding does not protect against breast cancer.