Breast Cancer

Whether you’re coping with a diagnosis, have questions, or need to know how to talk to your family member who’s suffering, Beebe is there for you. In this section we’ll guide you through what you need to know to make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions or the necessary tools to comfort your loved ones dealing with this disease.

More About Breast Cancer

Second to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer found in women—with 1 in 8 women expected to develop the disease at some point in her lifetime.

The disease forms in the cells of the breast and can appear as visible lumps, changes in shape, or discoloration in the breast. Sometimes the abnormalities are undetectable by the outside eye.

Although there are no direct causes for breast cancer at this time, there are signs that may indicate you need to see a doctor. There are also routine checks you can complete, such as mammograms, visits to your doctor, and breast self-exams at home to help alert you of any abnormal developments. Remember: awareness and detection are key components when it comes to protecting your breast health.

If you’re dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, your doctor will walk you through a preferred treatment plan, along with any other steps or changes needed to protect your breast health. Rest assured, your doctor will take the necessary steps to help improve your condition.

Have questions about how you can protect yourself from breast cancer? We're here for you. Call Beebe’s Breast Health Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3630 for information about prevention, screenings, and more.