Breast Health Education and Support

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and undergoing treatment can be both physically and emotionally stressful. Dealing with cancer is difficult for both the patient and their loved ones. At BayCare, we understand and recognize the need for support and guidance during this time. We provide a supportive network to assist you in learning about the breast cancer treatment process and we will help you navigate through all available resources.

Breast Cancer Overview

Breast cancer is not the same for every woman, so it’s important to understand which type of cancer you have, as well as why certain treatments are recommended over others. The most common types of breast cancer include:

  • Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) – the most common type of breast cancer, IDC breaks through the wall of the duct and invades surrounding breast tissue, possibly metastasizing into lymph nodes
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) – this cancer begins in the cells that line the lobules, or milk glands, of the breast and grows through the glands, possibly metastasizing into lymph nodes
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – sometimes called a “pre-cancer,” these types of abnormal cells begin in the duct tissue without invading other areas of the breast

Learn more about breast cancer