Breast Health

We Can Help

Perhaps your doctor prescribed a screening mammogram and you want to learn more about the different types of mammograms. We can help.

Maybe your physician ordered follow up breast imaging, and you don’t know why. We can help.

Maybe you have a new breast cancer diagnosis. You might feel afraid, and you want to better understand your condition and your options. We can help.

With locations available throughout the greater Tampa Bay region, our breast health specialists can help with early detection and a full range of treatment options. No matter where you are in your pursuit of optimal breast health, our compassionate and knowledgeable medical experts are here for you. We can help.

Why BayCare?

BayCare offers comprehensive breast health services for women of all ages. Our eight breast care centers combine the latest technology with leading medical expertise and compassionate care, and with numerous nationally accredited breast imaging locations around Tampa Bay, you’re never far from a highly trained clinical team that has your best imaging, diagnostic and treatment needs in mind.

Healthy Breast Screening Practices

Find out more about healthy breast screening practices, types of mammograms and how to prepare for your mammogram.

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Managing Your Breast Health

There is no proven way to prevent breast cancer, but according to the American Cancer Society, there are certain things you can do to lower your risk:

  • Decrease alcohol consumption
  • Maintain a healthy weight, especially after menopause
  • Maintain a weekly exercise schedule of 70 minutes of moderate to intense exercise
  • Consider birth control and hormone therapy options carefully, as their effects can vary
  • Breastfeed your children if possible

However, some risk factors cannot be controlled by smart lifestyle choices:

  • Gender: Women are far more likely to develop breast cancer than men, but it can occur in men
  • Age: The risk of breast cancer increases with age
  • Family history: Women with relatives who have had breast cancer are more likely to develop the disease. Learn more about genetic risk.
  • Race: While white women are slightly more likely to get breast cancer, African American women are at a higher risk of dying from breast cancer
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

If you come face to face with the possibility of breast cancer, you will probably feel extremely overwhelmed. BayCare can help answer your questions. We have multiple resources for educating you on diagnostic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, clinical trial and how to prepare for breast cancer surgery. 

Breast Cancer Education and Support

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.

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