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Breast cancer

  • 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 section 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.

    More breast cancer patient stories

  • 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