DR. TERRE MCGLOTHIN

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What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease which starts in the breast, wherein cancer cells form and grow out of control. The breast is made up of lobules, ducts, fatty and connective tissue, blood vessels and lymph vessels. The lobules, and ducts are the glands and tubes which make and carry breast milk to the nipple. These lobules and ducts are the two most likely areas cancerous cells develop.

  • According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.
  • 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
  • 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
  • In women with a mother, sister or daughter who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, her risk doubles.
  • Some breast cancers are linked to gene mutations which are inherited from a person’s natural parents. The most common mutations are of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
  • Significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (female) and age.
  • Women under 30 have a 0.44% chance of developing breast cancer over their next 10 years. By the age of 50, that number increases to 2.31%.
What are the chances of survival of breast cancer?

It is important to remember survival rates are usually based on historical information of people who developed breast cancer. However, survival rates cannot predict what will happen in any particular case. There are many factors which affect a person’s outlook and survival.

The best chance for survival of this terrible disease is early detection.

The survival rates below are divided by the stage of cancer in the patients, and are based on a 5-year observation. These rates come from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database.

5-year Relative Survival Rate
Stage
0 100%

I 100%

II 93%

III 72%

IV 22%

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"I went into Dr. Mcglothin's office tired, sick, and worn down I knew that I was sent there and that I was not at that step yet to need her services. But she took me in and talk to me with such kindness, and she examined me anyway and directed me to the right step and the right people. She taught me something yesterday. I had therapy yesterday (I wish she had a couch 🙂 ) I pray that I don't have to have surgery but if I do and I get to see her again it will be a blessing as she truly blessed my heart yesterday. Love, love loved her. If you ever have to receive the service she provides I recommend her she is so patient, caring and kind."

"Recently had a surgery done by her. And in all honesty she is amazing! She made me feel at ease! It has been my first surgery ever and it went smoothly! Also in in my 20s and she made it easy for me to connect with her, her personality was sweet and positive! Which is huge when you are going into breast surgery. Highly recommend her!"

"Dr. Mcglothin is awesome and super sweet. She's down to earth and her bedside manners are outstanding! She's warm, cordial, fast, effective, and efficient. I recommend her to all! The front office staff are amazing! I felt as if I was a part of their family. Thank you Dr. McGlothin"

"I am a breast cancer Survivor!! Sometimes we don't realize how strong we can be until we have no other choice!! Dr. Terre McGlothin has truly been many of blessings in my life."

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