Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the breast tissue. It is the most common cancer in women in the United States.
The normal breast consists of a glandular tissue called lobules. The types of breast cancer found in women are:Ductal carcinoma situ: early stage cancer confined to the ducts. This type has a high cure rate.Infiltrating ductal carcinoma: a cancer that starts in the sinus ducts and spreads to the surrounding tissues. This is the most common type of breast cancer in women.
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma: a cancer that begins in the lobules of the breast and spreads to surrounding tissues.Medullary, mucinous and tubular carcinomas: these are three types of relatively slow-growing breast cancer.Inflammatory carcinoma: a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer that can be difficult to treat. This cancer invades the lymphatic vessels of the skin and can be very extensive. It is very likely to spread to local lymph nodes.Paget’s disease: a very rare cancer of the areola and nipple. Although Paget does not originate from glandular tissue in the breast, it can be associated with both in situ and infiltrating breast cancers.
There are several support groups and centers that are offered to all people with cancer and those who have won this battle. I will mention some here that exist in my city or community:Cancer Support Community of North Texas provided to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones with a place to go for support, education and strength. Through our red doors, you will find a community of licensed physicians, nutrition experts, specialized exercise instructors and many others dedicated to meeting your needs and improving your well-being.
Living with cancer is both a physical and emotional challenge. Cancer Support Community offers a wide selection of free programs and services designed to nourish your body and spirit, including:• Professionally managed and supported by a network of groups for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones• Programs to control or manage stress• Educational workshops• The latest cancer information provided (provided) by guest speakers• Nutritional cooking classes• Individual short-term counseling• Movement classes and moderate exercise• Open to OptionsEach person who comes to Cancer Support Community has different needs and interests. You can participate in (as many of) our programs as you choose.
In Cancer Support Community, people have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with other people living with cancer.If you are in an educational workshop, a nutrition class, or in one of our networks or support groups, our programs give you the opportunity to:• Talk to people who understand what you are going through• Learn from others along the way and learn about cancer• Develop solar bonds that can help you to sustain yourself Every day, thousands of cancer patients need transportation to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The Road to Recovery program of the American Cancer Society provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have transportation or who can not drive on their own.How does the program work?Depending on your individual needs and what is available in your area, we:- Coordinate the trip with a volunteer driver from the American Cancer Society-Coordinate the trip with a local organization that has partnered with us to provide transportation- Refer you to a local resource you can contact to get help Support is provided to patients and their families: At Baylor, we are committed to helping you change your lifestyle and monitor your condition even after you leave our facility.
We believe that quality care is a continuous process of care, from the beginning of a disease to its management or elimination. There are many options available to you through our network of services. These options include workshops, support groups, classes, specialized clinics, outpatient rehabilitation and even a cancer boutique.Support groupsShare your experiences and learn from others.
Support groups are one of the best resources for people who have suffered from cancer.Support groups and educational programs Sometimes it is helpful to talk with other people about your trip to cancer. Several of our locations offer specific cancer support groups and educational programs to provide a place to meet others with similar diagnoses.Resource centers for cancer and boutiquesOur cancer resource centers provide a place for you to ask questions and get additional information about your condition. Specialized cancer shops are also available to help you look and feel better during cancer treatment.Baylor Charles A.
Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas – Cvetko Patient Education CenterBaylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas – Ernie’s Apearance CenterBaylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Fort Worth – Survivor Gals BoutiqueBaylor Charles A.
Sammons Cancer Center in Garland – Cancer Resource CenterBaylor Scott & McClinton Cancer Center – Cancer BoutiqueScott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment CenterSocial navigation services and patient workOur patient navigation programs offer assistance to cancer patients and their families from diagnosis to recovery.Support against cancerFor patients, families and caregivers Cancer education and support are an important part of the cancer treatment process. The Baylor Cancer Center Charles A.
Sammons of Dallas offers several programs through the Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Resource Center to help you and your loved ones understand and manage the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. The Cvetko Center staff includes a medical director, program manager, nurse educator, chaplains, social workers, psychologist, music practitioner and trained cancer survivor volunteers. Click on any of the following links to learn more about cancer education and the support programs offered at Baylor Dallas.Classes and events of patient education of CvetkoEvents and free projectionsMeetings of cancer groupsBehavioral Health Oncology ProgramEducational programsPatient education libraryCooking healthy during the treatmentMeetings of cancer groups The Virginia Patient Resource Center R. Cvetko is pleased to offer specific educational programs for each disease that address the needs of people with specific types of cancer. Unless otherwise indicated, group meetings will be held at the Cvetko Center, Suite 200 at the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center located at 3410 Worth Street in Dallas, Texas.Amyloid Support North Texas: second Saturday, 10 a.
m. at 1 p.m., room 7, lower level, Truett Hospital (outside the cafeteria).Breast Cancer Group: Bimonthly, during the Super Saturday, third Saturday of the even months.Leukemia / Lymphoma Group: Bimonthly, during the Super Saturday.
The third Saturday of every month even.Lung cancer education group: monthly, fourth Thursday, 6-7: 30 p.m.
, 8080 N. Central Expressway, 17th floor.North Texas Myeloma Support Group: Monthly, second Saturday, 10 a.m.
at 1 p.m., Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, 3410 Worth St.
, 10th floor conference center.Support group for oral, head and neck cancer: monthly, on the second Tuesday, from 11 a.m. at 1 p.m., Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, 3410 Worth Street, 10th floor.Ovarian cancer group: first and third Monday, 11:30 a.
m. at 12:30 p.m.
, room of the Cvetko Center group, 3410 Worth St., Suite 200.Group of Macroglobulinemia of Waldenström: Bimonthly, during the Super Saturday. The third Saturday of the even months. Educational programsOther educational programs are not specific to a particular type of cancer, but provide education on general topics.Healthy cooking demonstrations provide tips on topics such as summer sweets, gluten-free favorites, vegetarian 101 and diabetic treatsLooking good Feel Better is a program that helps women cope with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.
Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Held on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December.Restore, relax, renewOffering programs designed to provide tools that can reduce stress, anxiety, anger or fatigue and promote a healthy general well-being.
Lanny Shaeffer Reading Club: Join us for a relaxing moment with new friends. Each month, the reading club will present a general interest novel to read and discuss.Diary: Come explore the ways in which words and the expressive arts come together. Both will write and use art materials to improve the healing process.
No experience is needed.Open Studio: a program designed to allow the flexibility of the schedule as “come and go”. The participants work together and the facilitator while participating and observing the creative process.
Everyone is welcome. No artistic experience is necessary.Therapeutic music: a free service for our patients that uses live music to promote healing, relaxation and stress reduction.Handing hats: come and learn to knit with a loom.
Whether you know how to knit or not, join us and make new friends. These hats are awarded to patients receiving cancer treatment, survivor to survivor.Yoga classes: FREE yoga classes for cancer patients are offered every first Friday of every month.Classes of exercises: classes are offered through FitSteps.
Ernie’s Appearance Center is a special boutique available to help you look and feel your best during your cancer treatment.Ernie’s offers products and services that minimize the effects of cancer therapy. A certified installer is available to help you meet your needs.
ProductsBreast prosthesisCompression garmentsEducational books and DVDGift itemsHair alternatives, wig selectionsHats, scarves, head wrapsMastectomy and fashion bras, swimwear, specialized clothingNutraceuticals, supplements, vitamins and nutritional support productsSun protective clothingServicesA certified installer is available to help meet any special needsMedicare allocation acceptedWalk-ins are welcome or you can make an appointmentServices provided for patients and familiesPastoral visits for patients and families that offer emotional faith support that can provide comfort and healing assistance in critical and non-critical situations.Urgent pastoral counseling, mourning and grief Urgent pastoral counseling, mourning and mourning support, and prayer support as requested by patients and families. Religious services provided in the room (and in the chapel, if the patient permits) as requested by the patient and the family, such as Holy Communion, blessings, anointings, memorial services, worship services, celebrations and / or recognitions for birthday. and anniversaries. Advanced Care Planning: Chaplains facilitate advanced care planning to help your family and medical team fulfill their end-of-life wishes.
The documents include tools such as a living will / directive for doctors and a medical power of attorney.Religious resources: Chaplains facilitate connection to religious resources outside the hospital, such as the pastor, the priest, the minister, the rabbi, the imam or the spiritual counselor of their choice.Services provided for the community Clergy association programs and pastoral care volunteer opportunities in many hospitals, offering education and mentoring for interested and qualified clergy and laity.
Community services and seminars offered as advance care planning, spiritual and emotional elements of pastoral ministry, crisis ministry, self-care, loss of grief and grief education offered and provided to local faith communities upon request.James Conference: an annual program designed to create a dialogue between medical professionals and the clergy.Placement of Clinical Pastoral Education for service in many hospitals for qualified clergy and laymen in close cooperation with our pastoral education center.
CISM: Stress management of critical incidents provided in the community and as requested by faith communities, civic leaders and local businesses.Caregivers of the faith community: partnering with the congregation to promote health in the congregation and the community in general.Look Good Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment. This program helps improve the self-image, appearance, and quality of life of patients by teaching beauty techniques to help cope with the temporary appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
This program is made possible through a collaboration of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation of the Personal Care Products Council, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/