Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Annual mammograms are recommended for women 40 and older and for younger women with specific breast cancer risk factors.
Warning signs and symptoms for breast cancer can vary greatly. If you experience any changes in the breast, nipple or underarm, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
The most common genes associated with breast cancer risk are BRCA1 and BRCA2.
There is a 98% survival rate for breast cancer that is detected at an early stage.
Screening and Prevention
Mammograms and More: Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Breast cancer screening guidelines can be controversial. Cecilia Brennecke, M.D., explains why adhering to an annual screening schedule can positively contribute to your health and the early detection of this deadly disease.
Find out what you should be doing to screen for breast cancer.
6 Mammogram Myths
If you don’t have a family history of breast cancer or if your doctor doesn’t tell you to get one, do you have to worry about scheduling an annual mammogram? Learn the truth about some of the most common myths surrounding this lifesaving screening exam.
Learn the facts about mammograms.
Understanding Your Mammogram Report: Answers from Experts Lillie Shockney and Susan Harvey
Your mammogram report contains a lot of medical terminology because it is generally meant for your primary care doctor, but still contains information that is important to you. Our experts help you understand some common terms found in a mammogram report.
Read more to understand some common findings in mammogram reports.
Diagnosis and Staging
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Having the proper diagnosis is critical to receiving the best treatment. Lumps or other abnormalities found on a mammogram may be caused by cancer or other less serious problems. There are several ways that a doctor can correctly diagnose your symptoms.
Read more about how breast cancer is diagnosed.
Breast Cancer: Grades and Stages
The grading and staging of breast cancer is the blueprint to understanding the size, growth, and type of tumor to create a treatment plan.
Learn more about the grades and stages of breast cancer..
Breast Cancer Treatment Options
Decades of research and innovation have resulted in an individualized approach to breast cancer treatment.
Learn more about the different treatments for breast cancer.
The Harry J. Duffey Family Pain and Palliative Care Program
The Harry J. Duffey Family Pain and Palliative Care Program was founded in 2007 to provide compassionate, supportive care to patients and their families, and to help guide them throughout the cancer process.
Learn more about the palliative care program.