Breast Cancer Treatment Center
Breast cancer is among the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women – second to lung cancer in women’s cancer deaths – and certainly a terrifying diagnosis to receive for anyone of any age or in any stage in life. But while breast cancer is clearly most associated with women, it also affects men – with thousands of men diagnosed breast cancer every year in the U.S. alone. Breast cancer affects everyone and knowing what to look for can save your life or the life of someone you love. In fact, early diagnosis offers the best opportunities for treatment options and the odds for cure are significantly increased.
In response to this growing epidemic, breast cancer treatments have become highly sophisticated and enormously effective. The breast cancer treatments options of today bear little to no resemblance to those of 30 years ago with many more alternatives to invasive and life-changing surgery available.
First and foremost, we remind our patients that one in eight women in the U.S. will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. It’s critical for women to take control of their breast health through:
Regular Checkups – A yearly clinical breast examination performed by your doctor should be a part of your ongoing healthcare.
Risk Evaluation – As a part of your yearly examination, discuss with your doctor your particular risks for developing breast cancer including age, family history, start of menstrual cycle prior to the age of twelve, never having children or having your first child after the age of thirty, or a breast biopsy that shows cell abnormalities.
Self-Examinations – No one knows your breasts as well as you do. By performing your own monthly self-examinations, you can recognize any changes or any developments of lumps or other abnormalities and immediately report them to your doctor.
Mammogram – Currently, it is recommended that a baseline mammogram be done at the age of thirty-five with yearly mammograms beginning at the age of forty. However, earlier mammograms may be recommended depending on family history or other risk factors.
At the Cancer Center at Wise Regional in Texas, our breast cancer treatment center offers comprehensive treatment options for patients, along with respective, compassionate, and supportive care.
We provide the best treatment options for breast cancer treatment & colon cancer treatment care in the DFW Texas area.