Items Tagged ‘breast cancer screening’

Took My Care to Another Level

October 24, 2019

Took My Care to Another Level

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options were to keep going into […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, breast health, cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, lumpectomy, mastectomy, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


A routine screening detected breast cancer early

October 7, 2019

A routine screening detected breast cancer early

By uclahealth uclahealth

Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time. Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, Dr. Anna Chirra, at UCLA’s Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cyst, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Annapoorna Chirra, Dr. Parvin Peddi, Dr. Susan McCloskey, patient story, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a yearly mammogram?

April 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a yearly mammogram?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Do I really need a yearly mammogram? This might be hard to accept, but if you’re woman at low to average risk of breast cancer, you probably don’t need a yearly mammogram. That’s not to say we shouldn’t give mammograms their due. Mammograms can reduce deaths from breast cancer, and they’re an important reason why […]

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Tags: annual mammograms, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer risk, breast cancer screening, breast MRI, Dr. Robert Ashley, false positives, mammograms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


New guidelines for when to start mammograms

November 24, 2017

New guidelines for when to start mammograms

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most women believe regular mammograms are the key to preventing breast cancer. But experts don’t always agree about when women should begin having regular mammograms. This has created confusion about the right time to start this important screening. Why the confusion? Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, American Cancer Society, annual mammogram, breast cancer screening, breast cancer screening options, breast cancer treatment, cancer, dense breasts, mammogram, mammography, OBGYN, screening


June 6, 2016

I am the ultimate cancer survivor!

By Rebecca Miller Rebecca Miller

In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. I underwent two lumpectomy surgeries in my left […]

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Tags: basal carcinoma, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, colon cancer, lumpectomy surgeries, lung cancer, oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiation treatment