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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in women and is unfortunately the third leading cause of death for women in the U.S. The good news is breast cancer can be treated and cured.

You may be searching this website because you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Understanding more about this disease can help you prepare for your visits with your health care team and make decisions about treatments.

At the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, we are dedicated to a team-based approach in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast cancer and other diseases of the breast. Contact us at 734-647-8902.

Screening saves lives. Knowing your risk of breast cancer and getting an annual mammogram is key in being able to detect breast cancer earlier. If you have questions on risk and screening please call Cancer AnswerLine at 800-865-1125.


Daniel Hayes, M.D.

Hayes receives prestigious Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Award

Hayes is the Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and a professor hematology/oncology at Michigan Medicine.

Hayes has created and conducted validations studies for tumor biomarker tests, which are used around the world to predict prognosis, chemotherapy response, recurrence and treatment side effects in patients. His work has accelerated the ability to personalize care and treatment for breast cancer patients and precisely monitor patients after therapy so they get the best treatment.

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