Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer likely to affect women, but survival rates have been improving steadily each year thanks to early detection and advanced treatment. Exams such as mammograms, breast MRI, ultrasound and regular breast exams can help find cancer early and improve the outlook for treatment. 
What Is Breast Cancer?
Cancer of the breast most frequently falls into one of two categories: ductal carcinoma (a cancer occurring in the milk ducts of the nipple) or lobular carcinoma (a cancer occurring in the milk-producing lobules of the breast). The tumors may be invasive, spreading quickly to other tissues such as lymph nodes, or in situ (noninvasive).
How Can Houston Methodist Help?
At Houston Methodist, you will receive exceptional quality of care for breast cancer at any stage, including prevention, detection, treatment and reconstructive surgery.
We offer comprehensive breast cancer support services  — including genetic and nutritional counseling, psychosocial support, massage therapy and more — to help you through the treatment process.
Our continued commitment to research enables us to improve present and future cancer care through our cancer-related clinical trials.
Houston Methodist is also home to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinic, a comprehensive program designed to integrate care for women with this rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.