Cancer does not discriminate. Young or old, rich or poor, healthy or inactive, more than one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. For women, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (behind skin cancer) in the nation. In fact, one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. That’s why the conversation on breast cancer is front and center every October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Understanding breast cancer is important. The annual campaign to increase awareness, raise funds and educate people on detection, diagnosis and treatment begins today!

Sarah Cannon, our global cancer enterprise, provides state-of-the-art cancer care and access to clinical trials close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. Take a look at their tips on what newly diagnosed cancer patients need to know or ask to help fight their disease.