Education & Support

At the Center for Breast Health, we strive to not only have the best breast health services available for our community, but to also offer continuing education and support. We offer education and support for newly diagnosed patients, cancer survivors, and their families through traditional support group settings, social events, educational sessions with guest speakers, wellness activities and so much more. We believe an educated patient is an empowered patient and our education and support network hopes to share information and awareness to help our patients reach their maximum potential.  

Newly Diagnosed Patients

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and bring tremendous stress and anxiety. The team at the Center for Breast Health is committed to providing our patients and their families the education and support they need. We offer a private session to any newly diagnosed patient to answer any questions they may have regarding breast cancer, treatment options and possible side effects, nutrition and lifestyle changes. Sessions are free. To request a session, please call 843-234-7309.

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Center for Breast Health is here for area breast cancer survivors. We offer monthly support group meetings to help patients deal with the many issues that may be experienced after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. at CMC Outpatient Diagnostic Center located at 801 Farrar Drive in Conway. To register or for more information, please call 843-234-7309 or register online.

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

The biggest risk factors for getting breast cancer are being female and getting older - two factors that are not controllable. However, there are risk factors you can control. Below are the two types of risk factors for developing breast cancer - controllable and uncontrollable.

Controllable Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Consuming more than one alcoholic beverage daily
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of exercise
  • use of hormone replacement drugs

Uncontrollable Risk Factors

  • Getting older
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • History of breast disease
  • Not having children or having your first child after age 30
  • having your first menstrual cycle before age 12