Breast care is an important part of a woman's health. We have the expertise and support women need to make informed choices in comfortable and respectful settings.
The average woman has a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer during her lifetime.
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. It is also the second main cause of cancer death in women. (Lung cancer is the first.)
Fortunately, fewer women are dying from breast cancer. This is mostly due to improved breast cancer prevention and detection, as well as advances in breast cancer treatment.
The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute has launched a new section featuring breast cancer education videos.
Thanks to help from her cancer care coordinator, Terri Beckstead's journey through breast cancer treatment became easier.
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Allina Health offers 3-D mammography at three Twin Cities' breast centers.
Allina Health has introduced a new mammography screening and diagnostic tool called digital breast tomosynthesis at Abbott Northwestern, United and WestHealth.
American Cancer Society
Timothy Sielaff, MD, PhD, FACS, president, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; Carol Bergren, RN, manager, Piper Breast Center; Deborah Day, MD, medical director, Piper Breast Center