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About Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast. These cells typically create a tumor that can feel like a lump in the breast or is visible during a screening x-ray. This tumor is cancerous if the cells grow into the surrounding breast tissue, or spread to other areas of the body.

While women are more likely to get breast cancer, it does occur in men.

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Breast Cancer Symptoms

The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A cancerous mass is likely to be painless and hard with irregular edges.

Other symptoms include:

  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Redness, scaling, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge or retraction

Being aware of changes in your breasts can aid in the early detection of breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Screening

Routine screenings for breast cancer are your best defense against the disease. While breast cancer is sometimes detected after symptoms develop, many women experience no symptoms.


Breast Cancer Treatments

Breast cancer is often treated using multiple types of coordinated treatments, including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Other Targeted Therapies

Your Breast Cancer Treatment Team

Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options is the first step in fighting breast cancer. At Frederick Health, we’re committed to providing you with a cancer treatment experience that is focused on you.

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More Information on Breast Cancer

Want to learn more about breast cancer and spread the word about the importance of screenings? Find information and resources you need to raise awareness about breast cancer and prevent it.

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