Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells start to grow out of control in the breast. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection is the key to treating breast cancer effectively.

Metastatic breast cancer is when the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. This can be life-threatening, which is why it’s important to begin treatment as soon as the cancer is discovered.

The Region’s Only Breast Center of Excellence

As the only nationally accredited facility in the Brazos Valley, the Breast Center at CHI St. Joseph Health has earned this designation through our devotion to patient-centered care, including exceptional standards in our research, technology, medicines and staff.

A program of the American College of Surgeons, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) challenges breast cancer centers to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards. Read more about our recent reaccreditation.

Types of Breast Cancer

As a nationally recognized breast cancer center, we treat a variety of breast cancer, including:

  • Ductal carcinoma
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma
  • Paget disease
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Triple negative breast cancer