Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Understanding Breast Cancer

If you come face to face with the possibility of breast cancer, you will probably feel extremely overwhelmed. Your emotions may range from sheer terror to hope and then to depression, helplessness, and back to optimism time and time again. Undoubtedly, a confirmed cancer diagnosis is one of the biggest things anyone will deal with in the course of their life.

And you’re going to have questions:

  • What’s going to happen to me? 
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Who are the best people to take care of me? 
  • What does this mean for my job/career?
  • Who will take care of my family? 
  • When will I be better? 
  • Am I going to die? 

Although you may feel overwhelmed at first, one of the best things you can do to find some assurance is educate yourself and your loved ones. There are many excellent online resources to explore, including our brief breast cancer overview. However, one of your best information sources will be speaking directly with your BayCare physicians and nurses, who will provide not only your medical care, but also links to hospital and community resources that can help and support you in many ways. You do not have to go through this fight alone. We can help.

For more information on BayCare resources, see our Education and Support Section.