Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.
Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast. A breast is made up of three main parts:
Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules. Breast cancer can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is said to have metastasized.
The most common kinds of breast cancer are:
There are several other less common kinds of breast cancer, such as Paget’s disease,external icon medullary, mucinous, and inflammatory breast cancer.external icon Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a breast disease that may lead to invasive breast cancer. The cancer cells are only in the lining of the ducts, and have not spread to other tissues in the breast.
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Investigating Breast Cancer examines the latest in breast cancer news with the most respected minds in science. The series contains insightful conversations with BCRF's scientific leadership and features experts that are taking part in groundbreaking science every day.
Real Pink is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor's office to the living room. Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer.
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This group provides a safe place for those living with breast cancer to exchange information and provide mutual support. Tools to manage life more effectively during and after breast cancer treatment will be introduced.
Schedule: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program is offered free-of-charge. All support groups are facilitated by professional staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, support groups are currently meeting online via Zoom. For more information including how to register, see the Cancer Center calendar or email Rosario Campuzano-Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oncology Dietitian Nutritionists at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center provide evidence-based recommendations that are proven by scientific research and clinical experience. Education and support are provided to help prevent treatment delays and decrease side effects from treatment. Once treatment for cancer is complete, our nutrition experts can recommend personalized food choices that will support treatment outcomes, enhance the quality of life, and decrease the risk of disease recurrence. Monthly seminars provide an opportunity to discuss the most recent research related to cancer, foods and your lifestyle. Services are offered free-of-charge to individuals currently in treatment or within one year of their last treatment.
For more information, visit the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center website or call (805) 879-5652.
At the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center’s Resource Library, we aim to empower anyone touched by cancer with the knowledge they need to become well-informed partners in their healthcare. The Resource Library offers a comfortable place where patients and families can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. Services include research assistance, a lending library and online information guides. The Resource Library is open to all and services are offered at no charge.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resource Library is currently closed to visitors. Library materials and services are still available via mail, phone and email. For more information, visit the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center website or contact the Resource Library at (805) 879-5648 or email@example.com.
A wide range of wellness activities, classes and programs are available to our patients and their caregivers. Programs include yoga, exercise programs, painting, flower arranging, meditation and more. Upcoming dates can be found on the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center online calendar.
Programs offered free-of-charge. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Wellness classes are currently being offered online via Zoom. For more information including who qualifies for Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Wellness Programs & Classes and class descriptions, visit the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center website or call (805) 879-5678.
The Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance is a collaborative group of breast care experts who work together seamlessly to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for those with breast health concerns.
Our team approach has been designed with our patients in mind, providing expert specialty care from a highly qualified group of physicians, and additional support from other health care providers and a variety of special programs. If you live in the Central Coast area and you have a diagnosis of or concerns about breast cancer, we're here to help.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 879-0660.
The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a Santa Barbara non-profit organization that offers peer-counseling, support groups, a buddy-mentor program, private sexuality and intimacy counseling services, a lending library, lecture series, and a suite of complementary and integrative therapy services such as reiki, reflexology, and meditation. All services and programs are provided at no charge. For more information, call (805) 569-9693.
Location: 55 Hitchcock Way, Suite 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
These are just a few highlights from the Resource Library collection. Please click here to view our online catalog. For more information about the Resource Library and how to borrow materials, visit our website.
The booklet provides information about diagnosis, treatment, and side effects in a conversational tone and a reassuring look and feel to give patients and their caregivers the tools and resources they need to become active participants in their cancer care. Each section of this comprehensive guide also contains questions patients can ask their health care team, as well as space to write down the answers and make other notes. In addition, there are check boxes to help patients keep track of the tests, procedures, and treatments they will be receiving.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: When a Woman You Care About Has Breast Cancer
Cancer Support Community
Available in print at the Resource Library and as a downloadable PDF.