Beating breast cancer is in our hands.

Without much effort, you could probably remember the last time you checked your phone - but when was the last time you checked your breasts? No one knows your body better than you do, which means you are the first in your line of defense against breast cancer. With the help of the BayCare team, you have the power to beat cancer earlier and encourage others in your life to do the same. Take time out to talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening. Take time out and put your health in your hands.

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Get the Facts

One in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime

There is a 98 percent, five-year survival rate when breast cancer is detected early.

40 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump.

Meet the Survivors

Strong. Brave. Inspirational. There aren’t enough words to describe a breast cancer survivor. The diagnosis is scary, but as these women prove, there is life after breast cancer, and it is beautiful.

  • Take time out for your breast health.

    Tanya, 45

    When Tanya’s doctor gave her a prescription for a mammogram, she didn’t make time to schedule an appointment. A year later, she felt a lump that would be diagnosed as breast cancer. But Tanya beat cancer with help from her family and the team at Morton Plant Hospital, who supported her emotional needs as well as her physical ones.

  • “If you love yourself, if you love your family and your friends, go and get your mammogram.”

    Bonnie, 54

    During a routine mammogram, Bonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She sought out care at Morton Plant Hospital and took advantage of their support group to help her through this tough time. Bonnie is a survivor and an advocate for the importance of getting your mammogram.

  • Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate.

    Lucienne, 89

    Many women believe they do not have to worry about breast cancer before or after a certain age – Lucienne was diagnosed at 76 and again at 88. Despite her age, she worked with the team at St. Joseph’s Hospital South and after two fights against breast cancer, she is a survivor.

  • You should be in charge of your own body.

    Chris, 61

    In just one year, Chris’s mammogram results went from all-clear to stage 3 breast cancer. She went to Winter Haven Hospital for treatment and throughout her time there, grew to see them as a part of her family. Chris believes the best way to fight breast cancer is by being proactive.

  • A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1000

    Andre, 71

    While most diagnosed cases of breast cancer will be in women, men can still be affected. Andre is a living proof that everyone, no matter their gender, should take their breast care into their own hands. Thanks to the team at St. Joseph’s Hospital South, Andre lives to share his story with others.

  • “You absolutely can still do things. You can still have fun.”

    Whitney, 25

    Cancer doesn’t care what age you are. When she was only 24, Whitney found a lump during a breast self-exam. It was cancer. But that didn’t slow her down. With the help of the team at St. Joseph’s Hospitals, she fought back, and now encourages others to be proactive about their health.

  • We are our own best advocates.

    Kathleen, 64

    When breast cancer is detected early, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. This means you are your first line of defense in the battle against breast cancer, just like Kathleen. With the support of those who treated her at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, she beat her diagnosis.

  • I gained so many people from this journey and I wouldn’t take it away.

    Eva, 33

    Eva found a lump during a shower that led to her diagnosis. Her journey was difficult, but with the support of those she met along the way at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, she fought, won, and is now 3 years cancer-free.  

  • “That positive attitude is what’s going to help you beat the cancer.”

    Michelle, 45

    After her diagnosis of breast cancer, the team at St. Anthony’s Hospital helped Michelle set-up a plan. They walked her through every step of the process and because of this, she was free to continue living life on her terms – not cancer’s.

  • “You know your body best and if you think something is wrong, then you need to act on it.”

    Shawn, 46

    As an active, healthy person, Shawn’s breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock; but because she caught it early, she was able to quickly start her treatment at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. Today, Shawn has beaten her cancer and shares her story to inspire others to take control of their health.

  • First you have to care about you and about your health.

    Patricia, 54

    Patricia had only missed one year of getting her mammograms before she found out she had breast cancer. She urges women to put themselves first and make their breast health a priority.

  • “It was the best thing I ever could have done for myself. I caught it early and I can move on.”

    Jodi, 39

    Jodi has a family history of breast cancer, so she’s always been proactive about her health care. Near the holidays she discovered a lump, and she turned to the team at South Florida Baptist Hospital for guidance and care. Finding it early was a gift she is grateful for, and with the support of her family and friends, Jodi is fighting her cancer.

  • You don't have to do this alone.

    Melanie, 57

    Fighting breast cancer is tough, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Melanie’s husband and the BayCare team supported her on her journey. Their care gave her the strength she needed, and she’s now cancer free.

  • Your life really starts to change and it becomes a whirlwind. But it doesn’t have to be a tornado. You can still control things.

    Robbie, 59

    There was no history of breast cancer in Robbie’s family. So, when she received her diagnosis, it blew her away. But, with the team at Morton Plant Hospital, Robbie stood strong and is now cancer-free.

  • “If you feel like there’s something wrong, you know your body better than anyone.”

    Marse, 62

    Marse found her lump that would be diagnosed as breast cancer. Thanks to her self-advocacy and the team at St. Anthony’s Hospital, she is a survivor that empowers other women to listen to their bodies if they think something is wrong.


    These men and women have already started talking about breast health by sharing their #InOurHands photos. You can get involved, too.


    In just five easy steps, you can inspire others to put their breast health in their hands. Do it with a friend, at the office or make an entire ladies night out of it.

    • Step 1
      Grab some pink paint, gloves, or mittens - anything to get your hands pink.
    • Step 2
      Place your palms in the paint or put on the gloves.
    • Step 3
      Grab a friend, significant other or family member to take a photo and strike a pose.
    • Step 4
      Make your favorite shot your profile picture and tag it with #InOurHands.
    • Step 5
      Tag your friends and invite them to create their own.

    No Paint? No Problem.

    Upload an Image

    There are still plenty of ways to show your support for the movement.

    • Step 1
      Upload your favorite image to apply the #InOurHands filter.
    • Step 2
      Share with friends and loved ones on Facebook and Twitter or download for Instagram. Tag it with #InOurHands and join the conversation.
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    About BayCare

    The BayCare women’s program offers comprehensive care throughout a woman’s journey with breast cancer from screening and diagnosis to surgery, treatment and support. Our radiologists, mammography technicians and pathologists specialize in the diagnosis of breast cancer and work together with our oncologists, breast surgeons and plastic surgeons to tailor a treatment plan unique to each patient. With over a dozen locations throughout Tampa Bay and the central Florida region, we are committed to helping you put your health in your hands with:

    • Screening and Diagnostic Mammography (3D)
    • Breast Ultrasound
    • Breast MRI
    • Biopsy
    • Breast and Plastic Surgery
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Support Groups
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    Meet the Team

    BayCare team members always put their patients first. Our staff takes every patient into their hands, making your health care experience as comfortable as possible. Hear more from a few of our dedicated physicians and team members below.

  • BayCare Outpatient Imaging Center - Carillon

  • BayCare Outpatient Imaging Center - Hampton Lakes

  • BayCare Outpatient Imaging Center - Hyde Park

  • BayCare Outpatient Imaging Center - St. Anthony's Hospital

  • Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center, BayCare Outpatient Center, Trinity

  • BayCare Outpatient Imaging Center - Van Dyke

  • St. Joseph’s Hospitals Cancer Institute

  • Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center, Mease Countryside Hospital

  • Mease Dunedin Hospital Imaging

  • Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center, Morton Plant Hospital

  • South Florida Baptist Hospital Breast Center

  • Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center, St. Anthony’s Hospital

  • St. Anthony's Hospital Cancer Care

  • Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North

  • Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South

  • Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

  • Winter Haven Womens Hospital Breast Center

  • Schedule a Mammogram

    Scheduling a mammogram is easy and quick with our online system. Take time out to make your appointment today.


    Find a Center Near You

    Call to schedule a mammogram at any of the centers listed below (855) 269-4333