Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women everywhere, and Maine is no exception. But it's more treatable than ever, especially if caught early. More than 3 million American women living today have had some experience with breast cancer.
At New England Cancer Specialists, we treat more women with breast cancer than anyone else in Maine and we now have more tools to treat it than ever before: genetic counseling, precision medicine, immunotherapy and clinical trials of advanced new medicines.
We know that catching breast cancer early is more important to your health than anything we can do. So talk to your doctor today about getting regular breast health exams. And learn what you can do that may lower your risk of getting cancer in the first place—start with the information at right from our partners at the American Cancer Society.
What about men?
Men also get breast cancer, but only about one-tenth as often as women. Routine screening is not recommended, but men should become familiar with the feel of their breast area, and tell their doctor if they ever feel a lump or other changes.
If your doctor ever does find breast cancer in you or a loved one, ask for a referral to one of our breast cancer specialists as soon as possible. Because starting treatment early is vital to achieving our number one goal: your best outcome.
Talk with your doctor about the best screening plan for you.
Information from the American Cancer Society