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Breast Cancer Care at Group Health Medical Centers

We have cared for thousands of breast cancer patients at Group Health Medical Centers. With our multidisciplinary medical expertise, we combine current technology, analysis of the latest cancer research, teamwork, and compassion — all to meet our high standards for our patients' care.

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out-of-control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a mass, called a malignant tumor. The cancer cells can spread (metastasize) to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.

Breast cancer is many women's worst fear. But experts have made great progress in treating cancer. If it is found early, breast cancer can often be successfully treated, and it is not always necessary to remove the breast.

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Breast Cancer By the Numbers

  • 400The average number of new breast cancer patients diagnosed and treated each year in our group practice.Learn More
  • 1Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer at Group Health.See Symptoms and Diagnosis
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