About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. It is a widespread and random disease, striking women and men of all ages and races. It is the most prevalent cancer in the world today, with about 1.3 million people diagnosed annually. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and at this time, there is no cure.

But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.

The global website of Susan G. Komen®, komen.org, offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease.

If you or someone you know are in need of local resources please contact us at 719.632.8777 or at info@komencoloradosouth.org. You may also download a list of resources here.

Colorado South Resources

Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors, our Affiliate is able to fund many breast-health and breast cancer-related programs in our area. For a list of our current grant recipients, go to XXX.

Colorado Statewide Resources

The Colorado Breast Cancer Resources Directory Online www.breastcancercolorado.org provides a helpful guide to the broad range of breast health and cancer care resources available statewide for patients, survivors, family, friends, and the healthcare community. The online directory is updated throughout the year. A printed version, updated annually, is available in English and Spanish and distributed at no charge. To obtain a printed copy, please contact: info@breastcancercolorado.org.

The online directory has information on where to find support groups, support resources and organizations, financial assistance, information hotlines, product suppliers, wellness resources, legislative contacts, insurance information, and Internet resources.  Many of the resources are services provided free or low-cost, including patient navigation, survivorship services, support groups, financial assistance, and free and low cost breast cancer screening.

The Directory is published by the Colorado Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Task Force. The Komen Colorado South Affiliate helps make this resource available by providing a grant to the annual program budget.