Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2010:
Information about methods of cancer detection including new imaging technologies, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures.
Breast Cancer Screening (NCI)
Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy.
Breast Cancer Treatment
Information related to prevention, genetics, risk factors.
Breast Cancer Prevention
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). Each year in the United States, more than 192,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers ae e-booklet "What You Need To Know About™ Breast Cancer" that offers information about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask us at the Breast Health Center.
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.