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​​​Overview of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when the cells in the breast grow abnormally. Once breast cancer starts, it can spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

Read more information about breast cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

Breast Cancer Treatment

Many of our Baylor Scott & White Health locations offer dedicated breast health navigators to help guide you through your treatment plan, collaborate with your physician and make appointments as necessary. Our navigators can also offer referrals to other sources of support and aid with emotional needs.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of breast cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:

Specialized Centers for Breast Cancer Care

The Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for patients with breast cancer.

Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of breast cancer.

Genetic Services and High-Risk Breast Cancer Programs

Some of our locations provide programs that specialize in genetic testing, counseling, preventive care and treatment options for women who are at high risk for breast cancer.​

Learn More About Genetic Services

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