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A black woman wearing pink smilesThe Breast Center of United Hospital

We've treated breast cancer longer than anyone else in the Twin Cities’ east metro. Backed by the latest technology, our care team includes a breast cancer nurse clinician, who supports patients and families through their breast cancer experience.

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Breast care

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.

Breast cancer facts

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.

Breast cancer education videos

The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute has launched a new site featuring breast cancer education videos.

Breast cancer patient stories

close up shot of Terri Beckstead

Superstar team key to Terri's recovery

Thanks to help from her cancer care coordinator, Terri Beckstead’s journey through breast cancer treatment became easier.

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Source: American Cancer Society
Reviewed by: 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
First Published: 08/25/2009
Last Reviewed: 08/25/2009