According to the CDC, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women overall and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Approximately 42,000 women and 500 men die each year from breast cancer. Black women have a higher rate of death from breast cancer than white women. Breast cancer screenings mean having your breasts checked for cancer before there are signs or symptoms. All women need to be informed about the best screening options by their health care provider.