A doctor uses a tablet while talking to a female patient in an office.If they hear the words, “you have breast cancer.”

No doubt, a breast cancer diagnosis is scary. But it’s important to understand that women have more options than ever before and, when it comes to beating breast cancer, knowledge is power. The author, a medical physician, offers five things all women should remember.

The good news is that in just one generation, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is up 15 percent. Women are living longer, fuller lives after their diagnosis, and should approach every aspect of their care with a long-term plan in mind.

Click here to learn what five things should be remembered.