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.
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.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of breast cancer. With a multi-specialty tumor board that consists of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and other care providers, the breast cancer team meets weekly to discuss treatment options for patients. The Temple breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Genetic testing as well as a high risk breast clinic are also available for patients.
Baylor Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock's breast program is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Our unique model of care offers all areas of breast cancer treatment — including mammograms, medical oncology, surgery, radiology, pathology and reconstructive surgery — all in one location. Genetic testing is also available for individuals identified at higher risk of developing 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