“Breast cancer doesn’t just happen to someone that’s 75 years old,” says breast cancer survivor Charity. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27, she made a series of decisions to be proactive about her health.

“You need to take your health seriously. Talk to your doctor. There isn’t just one face to breast cancer.”

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Knowing your risk of breast cancer can empower you to take action to manage it.