Breast Cancer

Your best chance for surviving breast cancer is detecting it early. When found early, there is a 96% chance for cure.

Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast grow uncontrollably, damaging surrounding tissue and interfering with the normal function of the breast. The cells can spread to other parts of the body. When the disease spreads, it is still called breast cancer.

At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, our goal is to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment means you will find all your health care needs in one place.

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Comprehensive Breast Program

From screening and treatment to support and recovery, our cancer experts will be with you every step of the way. Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff provide excellent and compassionate medical care, education and support to meet a woman’s needs when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Risk Factors

Cancer risk factors include exposure to chemicals or other substances, as well as certain behaviors. They also include things people cannot control, like age and family history.

Breast cancer risk factors

Screening

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Breast cancer screening

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Breast cancer symptoms

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select the treatment for breast cancer based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Breast cancer treatment