Pink Ribbon Myth #1: Early detection equals prevention.


Ribbon Buster

Ribbon Buster!

Mammography and other screening tests detect cancer already present in the breast. Getting regular mammograms does not prevent you from getting breast cancer, nor do mammograms always detect the disease. To end breast cancer, we need more focus on understanding how to prevent it from developing and how to stop it from spreading to other parts of the body.

Learn more about breast cancer and the Breast Cancer Coalition’s free programs and services on our Programs page.