Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer begins when the healthy cells of the breast grow out of control. It's one of the most common cancers in women, although it can occur in men too. There are different types of breast cancer and no type of cancer is the same in each person. Your doctor will be able to guide you through a diagnosis and treatment plan that is specific to you and your needs.

Signs and Symptoms

  • A lump
  • Discomfort
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Inverted nipple
  • Red or swollen breasts
  • Itchy breasts

These symptoms may not be an indicator of cancer in your own body. Every patient is different and it's important to be open with your physician about your medical and family history so the best options for care are planned in a timely manner.

    Detection and Diagnosis

    Regular breast screening is the best way to maintain breast health and detect cancer in its early stages when it's most treatable. Recommendations from the American College of Radiology suggest screening mammograms begin at age 40, but your doctor may advise differently based on your family history and other factors.

    At Sturdy, our Breast Health Program provides the highest quality of breast health care to our community, which means you don't have to travel far to access cutting-edge treatment and services.

    Upcoming Events

    • Ongoing
      Healthy Steps combines gentle movements, dance, and music to improve overall wellness, as well as emotional well-being and self-image.
    • Ongoing
      Strength ABC is a gradual weight training program designed for all breast cancer survivors.
    • May
      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      Our Oncology Department holds a Cancer Support Group on a regular basis for those undergoing cancer treatment, as well as survivors.
    • Aug
      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      A support group for people with lymphedema, and their family members and caregivers.

    Learn More

    For more information about Cancer Care Program at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, call our oncology department at 508-236-7010 or 508-236-7012.

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