One in eight women will have breast cancer during her lifetime, and 85% of these cases occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. As a highly prevalent yet highly treatable cancer, preventive screenings and advanced breast health care are a vital part of women’s health.
St. Luke’s Health offers a comfortable, convenient setting for breast care, and our clinical and academic partnerships provide our patients with access to some of the most advanced oncology research and treatments available.
Because breast cancer occurs in about one in every eight women, it’s important to receive regular screenings based on your age. If you are at higher risk for this condition, your doctor may recommend more frequent screenings. Some risk factors include:
Breast cancer symptoms
It’s important to be aware of the normal state of your breasts so that you can notice any potential changes. Monthly self-exams and yearly clinical exams are good ways to note any abnormalities that could be signs of breast cancer. Symptoms can include:
If you experience any of these symptoms suddenly or would like to assess your personal breast cancer risk, talk to your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician.
More than 180,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. However, 98% of breast cancers are survivable with early detection. Monthly self-exams and regular diagnostic examinations are an important part of preventive breast health care. When you or your doctor detect an abnormality from these exams, St. Luke’s Health’s network of imaging centers use the latest digital technology to provide screening and diagnostic imaging services in a caring environment.
Our screening and diagnostic imaging services include:
The board-certified, dedicated breast radiologists at St. Luke’s Health are specialty-trained and committed to accurate diagnosis and the highest standard of patient safety and care. All of our breast imaging technologists are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and credentialed by the State of Texas.
Whether you need a screening or a diagnostic mammogram, our radiologists are here to help. Choose a location from the list to get started.
The physicians at St. Luke’s Health, including breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, and radiation oncologists, provide advanced, multidisciplinary care to our patients. We use a compassionate, collaborative approach to create a personalized treatment plan.
Some of the treatments and procedures we provide include:
Your doctor, along with our multidisciplinary team of oncologic experts, will discuss what options are best suited for you and your diagnosis.
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Home of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only three NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties, including Compassionate patient-centered cancer care.