At the UTMB Breast Health and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes, a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled team of breast care specialists provides the most comprehensive and compassionate diagnostic and therapeutic service possible, all in one comfortable, convenient setting.
With recognized radiologists specializing in breast imaging, the most advanced technology and a focus on patient-centric, personalized care and communication, the Comprehensive Breast and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes is a valuable regional community resource.
At our center, top-notch university physicians employ the latest, most sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic technology, including:
The Breast Health and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes also has expert breast surgeons and other physicians who are an integral part of the breast care team. They provide a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer and breast disease, including:
At our center, the patient can meet her (or his) surgeon, the medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and plastic surgeon all at the same location, and often all on the same day.
Routine care is the best way to keep you and your breasts healthy. Although detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages is the main goal of routine breast care, other benign conditions, such as fibrocystic breasts or cysts, are often discovered during routine care.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. One out of eight women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives.
According to the National Cancer Institute, when breast cancer is found early and is still localized (restricted to the site of origin, without evidence of spread), the relative survival rate, when measured at five years, is 98 percent. When breast cancer is found at a late stage (cancer that has spread to distant parts of the body), the survival rates go down.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the most important things for you to remember is that help is available. For many, early detection and modern therapy with a combination of surgery, radiation, drugs, or hormones now offer good weapons in helping beat back the ill effects of breast cancer.
Breast health specials in October: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host or participate in numerous special events and programs to encourage breast health at its breast health and imaging locations throughout the Bay Area. Specials include free and reduced-price screening mammograms, a mobile mammogram program, extended clinic hours and self-referral screening mammograms, fundraising runs, a promotion featuring special coupons to Tanger Outlets, and much more. [get details]
Offering comprehensive services in breast imaging, breast surgery, plastic surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology—with compassion, discretion, skill and experience—in one of the region's newest and best-equipped facilities.
UTMB, together with Susan G. Komen and Reconstruction of a Survivor, support monthly Breast Cancer Support Group sessions, now at a new location: Christus Victor Lutheran Church located at 2098 West Main Street, League City, 77573. Get details
The UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City, offers extended hours daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., to enable patients to stop off and get a mammogram on their way to work. Patients may schedule appointments at 832-505-1700.