The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Did you know one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death (following skin cancer) among women.  Genetic and environmental/lifestyle factors contribute...

Detecting Breast Cancer: From Vigilance to Suspicion to Confirmation

A cornerstone of health consciousness for adult women includes being on the lookout for breast cancer. There’s plenty of evidence that this eternal vigilance is worth it. In fact, early stage breast cancer that hasn’t spread has a 99 percent five-year survival rate. The path from routine screening to...

Early Detection Increases Your Chance For A Cure

Robin Judman and her colleagues know that when it comes to breast cancer, early detection offers the greatest opportunity for full recovery. “A mammogram can identify lumps and other abnormalities long before they can be felt,” she said. “While we recommend annual screening begin at 40, women at a...

Houston Methodist West Takes A Team Approach To Treating Breast Cancer

Houston Methodist West Hospital is leading the fight against breast cancer with a comprehensive, collaborative approach that treats the whole patient – not just the disease. Collaborative, multi-disciplinary care – with a personal touch – is making a difference in the lives of local breast cancer...

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in the breast tissue. It can occur in both men and women, but it is much more common in women. After skin cancer, it is the most common cancer in women. Due to substantial funding and extensive research, the survival rate has markedly increased, primarily due to early...

Fighting Breast Cancer: Know Your Body

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with skin cancers being an exception. Screening tests and early detection can find cancer early when chances for survival are highest. It is important to know your risk for breast cancer. Talking to both sides of your family is important so you can become...

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Now What?

As a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology, I help many breast cancer patients navigate through the complex maze of their healthcare journey. What weighs on each patient’s mind is the question, “Am I going to be ok?” Thankfully, the answer is often a resounding, “Yes!” Although breast cancer is...

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is one or more operations performed to restore all components of the breast of women who have undergone mastectomy or removal of the entire breast. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy has evolved over the last century to become an integral component in the therapy for many women with...

Breast Cancer: Managing Your Risk

When it comes to breast cancer, certain risk factors are out of your control. Yet even more risk factors are within your control, and every day new research is emerging that suggests breast cancer may be more preventable than experts originally thought. “Women can take steps to mitigate their risk of...

Restoration After Breast Cancer

Once having completed treatment for breast cancer, many survivors often feel an initial rush of relief. No more poking and prodding from chemotherapy IVs, no more endless blood tests, no more endless waiting in exam rooms. Many women find themselves left alone after finishing treatment without the knowledge...

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