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Learn More About Your Diagnosis
Wherever you are in this journey, we are here to help. We’ll walk you through diagnosis in a supportive and informative way.
At Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida, our team of highly-trained medical professionals. Made up of experienced oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and nurses, your team will be there to guide you through diagnosis and treatment. Our patients receive care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
We make it our job to research and understand every aspect of cancer so that we can gently guide you through your care.
Defining, diagnosing and treating
Types of Breast Cancer Tumors
There are a variety of breast cancer types. While symptoms and treatment may be similar in some cases, each type of breast cancer is unique. Because of the complexities of each cancer type, your specialists work together to tailor your treatment plan.
The stage of a cancer refers to how much it has grown and whether the tumor has spread from its original location. There are five stages of cancer: stage zero to stage four. Stage 4 is considered the most advanced stage of cancer, meaning it has spread in the body. As part of the diagnosis process, several tests help evaluate the cancer stage. Identifying the extent of you cancer can help your doctor determine the best course of treatment for you.
Getting the right diagnosis
A second opinion can be a game-changer for patients. While it is rare for a diagnosis to change from malignant to benign, a second opinion may reveal other information. Our team verifies whether your staging is correct, your tumor size is correct and your overall assessment is correct. All of these factors can affect which treatment options you are offered.
Breast Cancer Clinic
Within our specialized clinics we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.
Need Directions? The breast cancer clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 7 of our cancer center.
For screening and prevention, services are located across the street:
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Our team of experts are ready to help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions, options and decisions through every aspect of your care.
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Everybody at Baptist MD Anderson was great. I can’t say enough about the hospitality I received. They take the worry out of your mind.
After his son was diagnosed, Al Stallings starting checking for himself early signs of breast cancer. A diagnostic mammogram and biopsy later, Stallings started treatment at Baptist MD Anderson.