Breast Cancer Care at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital | Waterloo IA

Breast Cancer Care You Can Count On

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their life time. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is important to discuss your treatment options with your cancer care team. At the Community Cancer Center, we're here to help with access the latest in breast cancer treatment and to support you on every step of the journey.

Many factors are linked to breast cancer risk. Some risk factors you can't change. For example, the two most common risk factors for breast cancer, being a woman and getting older, are not things you can change. Other factors you may be able to control. For example, leading a healthy lifestyle by getting regular physical activity, eating health, maintaining a healthy body weight, and limiting alcohol intake may help lower your chances of getting breast cancer.

Understanding which factors may affect your risk can help you work with your health care provider to address any concerns you may have and develop a breast cancer screening plan that is right for you.

At UnityPoint Health, our full spectrum of services include everything needed to accurately diagnose and treat breast cancer – from the latest cancer research to procedures like mammograms, MRIs, chemotherapy, and breast surgery.