Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy

Education & Screening

When breast cancer is detected early, patients have a 99%
five-year relative survival rate when confined to the breast. When diagnosed at later stages,
that survival rate drops to 24%. Learn more of the importance
of early detection below.


Clinical Breast Exams

Currently breast cancer cannot be prevented, therefore it is  essential to detect it early when when treatment options are more  effective.

Screening / Mammography

Lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast and cervical cancers. Demographics: low income, under or uninsured women and men in Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Breast Self-Awareness

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer
is the most common cancer in women,
but it can be successfully treated.

Worship in Pink

A unique program for congregations of all
faiths and community organizations to help raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection.



Latina Initiative

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas with a higher percentage of late stage breast cancer diagnosis than average, while breast cancer screening rates for Latinas nationally have been lower than average. These disparities, coupled with the rapid growth of the Latino population in our region, have made Latinas a high priority for Komen.