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Breast Cancer Awareness and Support

Breast Cancer Awareness and Support

Around 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women and 2,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer in U.S. men in 2022. More than 3.8 million women in the U.S. are either in treatment or have finished treatment.

Frederick Health is committed to the health of our community. Help us raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking steps to monitor your breast health, learn more about breast cancer, and take measures to stay healthy and fight this disease.

Breast cancer basics

Many people believe that breast cancer begins with a new lump or mass, but many types may not cause a lump at all. Cancer cells form in the breast and begin to grow out of control, becoming tumors. Those tumors may grow into surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Stages of breast cancer are determined by how far cancer cells have spread beyond the original tumor.

Breast cancer can start in different parts of the breast. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other targeted therapies. At Frederick Health, we offer nationally-recognized, award-winning surgical care.

Let’s talk early detection

Finding breast cancer early and getting treatment are the most important steps to surviving this disease. Cancer is easiest to treat when found early because the cells are small and haven’t yet spread. Screenings are tests and exams used to find disease in people who may or may not have symptoms.

When present, symptoms can include breast changes, nipple discharge, weight loss or gain with no known reason, feeling weak or unusually tired, or a thickening or lump on or under the skin.

Monthly self-exams, in addition to getting annual mammograms, are an important way to monitor your body and recognize if anything has changed. When you’re familiar with your breasts, it is easier to notice unusual changes and know when to schedule an appointment with your provider.

To learn more about the importance of breast health and mammograms, check out our Breast Cancer Tool Kit. Need to schedule your annual mammogram? Talk to your provider today. We want you healthy, Frederick.

Thriving and surviving

Having support and community is beneficial no matter where you are in treatment for breast cancer, and we know firsthand how resilient and compassionate the Frederick community is.

Join us on October 19, 2022, when Frederick Health is honored to once again host the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium, a free public event to help people cope with the challenges many face following treatment.

Our panel of experts will share advice and updates on genetic testing, how to manage treatment side effects, wellbeing, and more. There will be opportunities to commune, share, and learn together. Come by yourself or bring a friend!

Registration is required as space is limited. For more information, email

Let’s get started together

We’re committed to providing you with a cancer treatment experience that is focused on you.

View and download our new patient packet and get in touch with us today.