Items Tagged ‘bilateral mastectomy’

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

April 19, 2017

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

By marikmontoya marikmontoya

I’m forever grateful for my amazing team of doctors and nurses at UCLA. My care has been so well managed; with my every need anticipated. Yes, I went in strong, fit, and healthy; however it’s their compassionate care, with my goals in mind, that made my story a success. My team was lead by Dr. […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, BRCA2, BRCA2 positive, breast cancer, DIEP Flap, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy, Dr. Charles Tseng, geneticist, mastectomy, medications, occupational therapy


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26, 2016

It started with my annual mammogram

By radinbrosrealty radinbrosrealty

At the age of 50, just after sending the youngest of my 3 beautiful daughters off to live in Israel for a year, I went for my annual mammogram. I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon explaining that I needed to come back for some additional images. The follow up was scheduled for […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, bone scans, BRCA 1, BRCA 1 gene, BRCA 2, BRCA 2 gene, breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, cancer


June 6, 2016

I’m a double survivor by God’s Grace.

By Cori Colbert survivorbygod

In 2000′, I was diagnosed with a 20 centimeter sarcoma in my right thigh. I went through 6 months of high dose chemotherapy, 8 rounds of radiation and major surgery to remove the mass. I had to learn to walk again and I did. In 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and elected to […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, cancer survivorship, chemotherapy, high dose chemotherapy, patient stories, radiation, sarcoma