Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast become abnormal and grow out of control, causing a wide array of breast cancer symptoms. There are two main types of breast cancer: ductal carcinoma, originating in the ducts; and lobular carcinoma, originating in the lobules of the breast. Breast cancer can be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive means that the cancer has spread outside of the ducts or lobules. Noninvasive means it has not spread and is called "in situ."

A service of Shaw Regional Cancer Center, Sonnenalp Breast Center provides the most sophisticated technology available for breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis in the Rocky Mountains. In addition, Shaw offers a multidisciplinary breast team approach for breast cancer patients. Our support services help support cancer patients throughout breast cancer treatment and recovery. We are proud of our 96.9% five-year survival rate for Stage I breast cancer patients, which is nearly 5% greater than the national average.

Following are trusted resources for more information about breast cancer:
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
Susan G. Komen

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, the physicians and staff at Shaw Regional Cancer Center are your best resources for personalized discussions and treatment plans. For a consultation, call us at (970) 569-7429.