20 Informative Infographics on Breast Cancer

14 Jul, 2011  |  Written by  |  under Infographics

Since breast cancer is gaining traction as the number one killer for women, it is important to spread the word about this disease and how to prevent it when possible. While mammograms provide the safest and most reliable method to detect breast cancer in women, getting the word out about testing remains an ongoing effort. One way to inform people about this disease is through information graphics, and the following 20 infographics provide a way to spread the word about breast cancer.

  1. How to perform a breast self exam5 Simple Ways To Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk: Although not a true information graphic such as a poster or graph, this page is graphic enough…and it’s a great way to learn more about how a person can reduce his or her risk of breast cancer (yes, men also run risks for this disease), and remember how to reduce that risk.
  2. Animation about CancerAnimation about Cancer: Behance Network shows several graphics from an informational animation about breast cancer. The top graphic is the actual video, and shows the following graphics in all their animated glory. Very simplified and easy way to understand how breast cancer spreads throughout a person’s body.
  3. Boobs InfographicBoobs Infographic: This graphic was designed as a fund raiser. There is a goal of raising $40 million for breast cancer charities by the year 2020. For every $1 that you donate at the charity site, breast cancer charities will receive $1,333. The site explains the social game and the infographic.
  4. Breast CancerBreast Cancer: Although not a true infographic, this image says it all. A very cool artistic “sonogram” image with a red cell metastasizing in the left breast, seemingly hidden to all, including the body’s owner. Created by Bryan Christie.
  5. Breast Cancer Association InfoGraphicsBreast Cancer Association InfoGraphics: This simple and smart animated information graphic provides statistics about breast cancer for consumer awareness. Learn about mortality rates, and how you can help prevent breast cancer.
  6. Breast Cancer IncidenceBreast Cancer Incidence & Mortality Rates: Infographic: This graphic, a Rori Spivey design showcased on AIGA, is notable for its lack of bubble-gum pink. Nice contrasting colors of light green and rose shows breast cancer mortality rates by country along with keys and closeups of the actual artwork.
  7. Breast Cancer InfographicBreast Cancer Infographic: Mackenzie Child, a graphic designer, created this informative poster about breast cancer. Learn facts such as the number of new cases of invasive breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women, or about breast cancer mortality rates worldwide. This poster brings attention to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
  8. Breast HealthBreast Health: This information graphic shows how breast cancer often spreads to the lymph nodes under the arm, or the axiliary lymph nodes. The lymphatic system aids in fighting infection, delivering nutrients and filtering waste between the blood and cell tissue in the body.
  9. Breast Self-ExamBreast Self-Exam: Taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. Nearly 70 percent of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98 percent.
  10. Cancer and the EpigenomeCancer and the Epigenome: With the advent of genome-wide methodologies, researchers are currently working on typing whole aberrant DNA methylation fingerprints. Such expression microarray signatures could, in the future, serve as potential prognostic tools, which could indicate time to progression or overall survival. This research is being done in breast cancer; however, clinical application is still years away.
  11. Cancer Infographic 1Cancer Infographic 1: Using information readily available from the American Cancer Society, Michael Babwahsingh pieced together a more complete picture of 20 types of cancer, with short descriptions of their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors.
  12. Countries With Mots Breast Cancer IncidenceCountries With Mots Breast Cancer Incidence: A “MOT” is a British term for a health screening, which provides individuals with the opportunity to investigate their health and lifestyles. Since about 1.15 million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year worldwide, it is not a bad idea to learn how to do self-exams and to learn the symptoms of breast cancer to catch that disease early.
  13. Current Worldwide Breast Cancer Mortality RateCurrent Worldwide Breast Cancer Mortality Rate: Click on this map to view the larger version. This is a simple yet possibly eye-opening graphic that shows how widespread breast cancer deaths are across Europe, some parts of Africa and in southern South America.
  14. Enemigo OcultoEnemigo Oculto (The Enemy Within): This sensual and beautifully rendered poster provides information about breast cancer for Peruvian women. The poster includes self-exam examples as well as information about early detection.
  15. Infographic Facts About CancerInfographic Facts About Cancer: According to the American Hospital Association, cancer will surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death. This infographic explains it all, including the information that breast cancer is the most common type of fatal cancer for women.
  16. Inherited Cancer InfographicInherited Cancer Infographic: The topic for this infographic is the evolution of inherited cancer, specifically the evolutionary cycle of the BRAC1 and BRAC2 genetic mutation which is known to cause a significant increase in developing breast and ovarian cancer in those who are carriers.
  17. The Chaos Inside a Cancer CellThe Chaos Inside a Cancer Cell: Researchers led by Oliver A. Hampton and Aleksandar Milosavljevic at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have now compared the genome of a type of breast cancer cell with that of normal cells. They find 157 rearrangements, they report in the current issue of Genome Research. This graphic summarizes their results.
  18. The Fight Against Breast CancerThe Fight Against Breast Cancer: In 2006, some 40,820 women in the United States died from breast cancer. Fortunately that number is decreasing at a rate of about two percent per year. This infographic compares the progress that has been made in the fight against breast cancer. You’ll discover that, in some places throughout the world, there’s still a long fight against breast cancer ahead.
  19. Tumor PathwaysTumor Pathways: Learn how excessive activity of certain proteins and genes in breast cancer cells can switch on a series of molecular interactions, or pathways, that encourage the cells’ proliferation and survival.
  20. Where Cancer and Inflammation IntersectWhere Cancer and Inflammation Intersect: What if taking aspirin could reduce your risk of cancer? Researchers have debated the relationship between inflammation and cancer for many years, but recent studies have reignited the discussion with evidence that taking aspirin daily for 5 years or longer can protect against death from colorectal and other solid cancers.