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Breast Health Information

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:

  • New cases: 207,090 (female); 1,970 (male)
  • Deaths: 39,840 (female); 390 (male)

Screening and Testing

Information about methods of cancer detection including new imaging technologies, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures.
 
Breast Cancer Screening (NCI)

NCI Statement on Breast Cancer Screening (NCI)

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer (ACS)

Independent Task Force Update on Breast Cancer Screening (NCI)

Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women (NCI)

Treatment

Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy.
 
Breast Cancer Treatment 

Male Breast Cancer Treatment 

Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy 

Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer 

Prevention, Genetics, Causes, Guides

Information related to prevention, genetics, risk factors.
 
Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool 

Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk: New Findings 

NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast Health Section of UTMBhealth.com Library

Breast Health Index

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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 Cancer Awareness in October--Walking Wonders

Breast Health and
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League City, TX 77573
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Phone: 832-505-1700
Fax: 281-309-0147

breast.health@utmb.edu 

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. 

NAPBC Accredited Breast Center 


New Location for Breast Cancer Support Group

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 

Breast Cancer Support Group

Extended Mammogram Hours

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.

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes

 
 

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