If you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you can count on us to be at your side. At Baptist Health Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, we offer the most up-to-date therapies and support services you might need to move forward with confidence.

We’re here to support you every step of the way, from screening at the Schmidt Family Center for Breast Care and treatment through the Lynn Cancer Institute.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting American women. But thanks to screening services and modern therapies, breast cancer is highly treatable, especially when found early.

Cancer occurs when cells in the body grow uncontrollably. These cells form a tumor that may live in nearby tissues or break away and create new tumors in other parts of the body.

Most breast cancer develops in the milk ducts, but it can also start in the milk glands (lobules) or other areas. Although breast cancer is far more common in women, it can also appear in men. Lynn Cancer Institute treats all types of breast cancer in both men and women.

Medical illustration of anatomy of the female breast.

Surviving Breast Cancer

Surviving Breast Cancer

It’s possible to have breast cancer for years before you notice any changes in your breast. So, early detection is key to surviving the disease. Thanks to improved screening, mammography and other detection methods, many patients find breast cancer early. The earlier you find breast cancer, the easier it is to treat for the best results, including a full remission.

About 90 percent of people with breast cancer survive the disease. When cancer cells haven’t spread from their original location, the breast cancer survival rate after five years approaches 99 percent. After 10 years, the survival rate for these patients is 85 percent.

  • 1 in 8

    U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • 297,790

    New cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women in 2023.
  • 2,800

    New cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in U.S. men in 2023.

Rely on Our Expertise, Compassion and Experience

At Lynn Cancer Institute, we’re committed to treating breast cancer with every tool available. We focus on your unique diagnosis to support you during treatment and beyond.

Screening for Breast Cancer

  • Personal risk assessment. Some risk factors for breast cancer are beyond your control. But you can better understand your personal risk for breast cancer by consulting with one of our experts. Using this consultation, we tailor a screening program to match your needs and offer advice on breast cancer prevention.
  • Breast imaging. We use the best breast imaging services to help you catch cancer sooner. Our experts use a variety of imaging techniques, including low-dose 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, contrast enhanced mammography, 3T breast MRI, molecular breast imaging and minimally invasive breast biopsies. We are recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

During Breast Cancer Treatment

  • A guide along the way. Dedicated patient navigators support and guide you through each step of your cancer journey. We streamline your care so you can focus on recovery.
  • Team-based care. Experts work together to help you get the right care at the right time. Your team may include breast imaging, surgery, medical and radiation oncology, and breast reconstruction. Other team members like patient navigators, genetic counselors and social workers focus on meeting your specific needs.
  • Personalized treatment and follow-up plans. Every patient’s situation is unique. So we believe every patient’s care should be, too. We tailor your treatment and follow-up care to the type and stage of your cancer, age and overall health. Your personal preferences are also an essential part of treatment decisions.

Beyond Treatment

  • Patient-centered survivorship services. Our care doesn’t end when your treatment does. Survivorship services help you cope with any physical and psychological challenges after treatment. We also monitor you for any potential return of cancer so you can have peace of mind.
  • A healthier lifestyle. Embracing healthier behaviors, like eating more nutritious foods and exercising more often, can improve your quality of life after breast cancer treatment. We work with you to help you make these changes.

Schedule Your Mammogram

Take a positive step for your breast health and schedule a mammogram today.

Learn more about breast cancer screening and what sets us apart at the Schmidt Family Center for Breast Care.


If you have questions about your risks or options for breast cancer care, we’re here to help.

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