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.
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.
UTMB Health Breast Health and Imaging Center
Specialty Care Center
at Victory Lakes
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573
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.
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 imaging locations throughout the Bay Area. Specials include $140 mammograms for uninsured women, extended clinic hours, fundraising runs, a Ladies Night Out event in conjunction with National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, and much more. Get additional details...
Breast Cancer Support Group
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.
We use My Chart! MyChart is a secure electronic way to access your health information and communicate with your UTMB health care team. It is a convenient, confidential online connection tool. All you need is internet access and an email account.