Cancer Care

Breast Cancers

Breast cancer treatment designed for you.

About Breast Cancers

Every breast cancer journey is different, and Ascension care teams will be by your side supporting you. We listen to what’s important to you, creating a care plan that’s focused on you.

A breast cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Ascension breast cancer specialists are here to answer your questions and help support your well-being — in mind, body and spirit.

Guiding the way through breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer isn’t just one disease or one type of cancer. You may hear terms like “ductal carcinoma,” “triple positive” or “HER2-positive.” It can be confusing. Our experienced specialists take the time to explain your diagnosis and treatment options, answer your questions and tell you what you might expect.

Your personalized care plan may include:

  • Surgery.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy and precision medicine.
  • Biotherapy, immunotherapies and/or anti-hormonal therapies.

Screening for early breast cancer detection

Regular breast exams, mammograms and genetic counseling can help with diagnosing breast cancer earlier, when it is more treatable. Ascension breast care specialists can help you assess your personal cancer risks and learn proactive steps to keep your breasts healthy.

Breast cancer awareness and screening are important for men as well as women. Because it is rare in men, breast cancer may go undetected. Our oncology care teams offer men diagnostic screening and personalized support for breast cancer.

Compassion at the core of our cancer care

From day one, our breast cancer care teams are committed to supporting you along your cancer journey. Beyond just treatment, we’ll help you manage side effects and fatigue and provide encouragement for you and your loved ones. We’re here for you every step of the way.


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Breast Cancers FAQs

What are the benefits of screening mammography?

Today's high-quality screening mammogram is the best tool available to detect breast cancer before lumps can be felt or symptoms appear. Finding breast cancer early helps give a woman more choices. It also increases her chances of having the best possible outcome.

Is there a risk of radiation exposure from having regular mammograms?

You may want to ask your healthcare provider about the amount of radiation used during the procedure. Ask about the risks related to your particular case. Special care is taken to make sure that the lowest possible amount of radiation is used when you have a mammogram.

What should a woman expect when having a mammogram?

Don't use deodorant, powder, or lotions on the day of your mammogram. Wear 2-piece clothing. A specially trained radiology technologist will do the X-ray. The technologist will ask you to undress, put on a gown, and stand next to the X-ray machine. Two flat surfaces (plates) are slowly squeezed together. They compress each breast for a few seconds. This compression may be somewhat painful. But it is needed to make the best pictures using the lowest amount of radiation possible.



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