Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
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Breast cancer is all around us: about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Wigs are available to cancer patients through the Dr. Richard C. Ostenson Cancer Center.
Angela briefly considered getting her surgery and radiation in Seattle or Renton, but learned she could stay close to home for treatment through MultiCare.
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Meet a breast cancer survivor who is raising money for mammograms in South King County.
Learn how MultiCare is expanding access to breast cancer care services in South King County.
Women turn to the Healthy Reflections Boutique in Gig Harbor for little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
If your doctor thinks that you have breast cancer, you may have other tests, including:
If your doctor thinks that breast cancer may have spread to other organs in your body (metastasized), he or she may order additional testing, including a:
Once breast cancer has been diagnosed, doctors perform tests to determine the stage of the cancer. Staging is the process of determining the size of the tumor and whether it has spread within the breast or to other parts of the body. Doctors use a cancer’s stage as a key factor in making treatment recommendations and estimating the patient’s chance for recovery.
Healthy Reflections Boutique offers a wide variety of women's health care items to enhance your physical and mental well-being.
Chris Chen, MD
Umesh Chitaley, MD
Trevor Dennie, MD
Michael Harris, MD
Jack Keech, DO
Lindsey Martin, ARNP
Nehal Masood, MD
Denise Mitchell, ARNP
Lavanya Sundararajan, MD
Troy Wadsworth, MD
Xinda D Wang, MD
Come Walk With Me is Pierce County's largest breast cancer walk.
Join us October 7 and walk for the women and men in your life battling breast cancer. Register, form a team, join a team, or make a donation to support breast health programs at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Learn more about the Come Walk With Me 5K.