Breast Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American women, and the second leading cancer death among women. Breast cancer is characterized by abnormal breast cells that multiply uncontrollably and form a tumor. Untreated, malignant cells may spread beyond the original tumor to other parts of the body, a process called metastasis. An estimated 271,270 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society. One in four cancers diagnosed in the United States is breast cancer, yet women are not the only ones receiving the diagnosis. Although the incidence of breast cancer is much less common among men, approximately 2,670 American men will learn they have breast cancer in 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates. With great advances in technology breast cancer women are much more likely to survive and keep their appearance. The death rate has dropped nearly 40% from 1990 to 2015. There is still more work to do. The advnaces in technology are great, but do not do anybody good if they aren’t getting regular checkups. The awareness about the disease needs to be increased so that women can catch the cancer as early as possible to increase their survival rate.