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When you are treated for breast cancer at MD Anderson’s Nellie B. Connally Breast Center, you benefit from the expertise available at one of the most comprehensive and complete breast cancer centers in the United States.

When you are treated for breast cancer at MD Anderson’s Nellie B. Connally Breast Center, you benefit from the expertise available at one of the most comprehensive and complete breast cancer centers in the United States.

Breast medical oncologist Jennifer Litton, M.D., and other Breast Center experts take a team approach to offer patients the most advanced treatments, including personalized therapy.

Cancer is mentally and physically challenging, but don't let it shut you down. Dust yourself off and get back up, even if you have to crawl. This is your life, after all, and it's worth fighting for.

Mariana Torrado

Survivor

A team of top physicians, including oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons and radiation oncologists, customizes your breast cancer treatment to be sure it is the most-advanced and least-invasive possible. Our skilled plastic surgeons offer multiple reconstruction options, using innovative procedures that focus on your quality of life. And a specially trained support team, including nurses, dietitians and therapists, helps make sure you receive personalized, coordinated breast cancer care.

Advanced Techniques, Personal Care

We treat every type of breast cancer with the latest treatments, including personalized therapies based on the cancer’s specific genetic makeup. We have the expertise to examine each breast cancer tumor carefully to determine gene-expression profiles, which then guide us toward the most effective, gentlest treatment targeted specifically to the cancer.  

Special clinics focus on caring for patients with particular needs, including women with inflammatory breast cancer and young women. In addition, we have extensive expertise in treating breast cancer during pregnancy and helping women preserve fertility after breast cancer treatment.

Treatment at MD Anderson

Breast cancer is treated in our Nellie B. Connally Breast Center.

Breast Cancer Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about breast cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.

Breast cancer facts

Did you know?

There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Breast cancer symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Breast cancer diagnosis  

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select the treatment for breast cancer based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Breast cancer treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about breast cancer in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.

BY Amy Countiss

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you quickly learn just how precious life is.

Almost seven years ago, I learned I had stage IIIC, HER2-positive breast cancer. My very first mammogram revealed a large tumor in my right breast, just five days before my 41st birthday.

Because my mother died of lung cancer at age 48, my husband and I felt like time was of the essence. We immediately packed up and headed to MD Anderson&nbsp...