Items Tagged ‘breast cancer’

Celebrating Heart Month - Fact #1

February 3rd, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Fact #1

By uclahealth uclahealth

One in 2.6 female deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease, compared to one in 30 from breast cancer. So a woman is more than 10X as likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA and the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center.  

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Tags: heart health, heart healthy, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, Heart Month, Breast Cancer, Heart Disease


I Always Refer UCLA

November 16th, 2016

I Always Refer UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was having extreme pain in an area of my breast. I would get this shooting pain that would knock the breath out of me,” says Toni Stanton Harris, who felt a grape-sized lump during a self-examination, visited her primary care doctor and found out she had stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. “My breast […]

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Tags: breast, Breast Cancer, extreme pain, lump, primary care doctor, self-examination, stage 2, stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26th, 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, cancer free, chemotherapy, clinical trial, CT scans, double lumpectomy, Dr Helena Chang, Dr Richard Pietras, Dr Sara Hurvitz, family history, identical hormone receptor, Letrozole, lumpectomy, lymph node, mammogram, mastectomy, menopause, needle biopsy, oncologist, oncotype test, oophorectomy, patient stories, PET scan, phase 1 clinical trial, plastic surgeon, radiation oncologist, Radiology, reconstruction, recurrence, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, stage 1, stage 1 breast cancer, stage 4, stage 4-breast cancer, Tamoxifen, tram reconstruction surgery, tummy tuck, XGEVA infusions


UCLA Breast Cancer Surgeon Sorts Out the Facts: Is that Double Mastectomy Really Necessary?

October 25th, 2016

UCLA Breast Cancer Surgeon Sorts Out the Facts: Is that Double Mastectomy Really Necessary?

By Simi Singer simisinger

When Angeline Vuong, 27, was diagnosed with cancer in one breast earlier this year, her first reaction was “A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. NOW. ”  Turns out, she’s far from alone: a recent JAMA study of 190,000 breast cancer cases in California between 1998 and 2011 found a six-fold increase in the percentage of women with early-stage […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast surgeon, Cancer, double mastectomy, Dr Deanna Atti, estrogen, lungs, lymph nodes, mastectomy, metastatic disease, surgery, Tamoxifen


Jumping for Joy

October 20th, 2016

Jumping for Joy

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was not feeling well one day and as I was taking a shower, I found a very hard lump under here,” says Tej Bains, pointing to a spot just under her armpit. “I normally ignore stuff and don’t go to doctors, but at work a friend said, ‘No, you need to check’ and that’s […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, lump, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4


A Surgeon’s Story

October 20th, 2016

A Surgeon’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was treating a patient a little over a year ago who had a very early but aggressive type of cancer, HER2+,” says Dr. Maggie DiNome, an associate professor of surgery at the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica. “While seeing me, she mentioned that her mother just passed away from breast cancer. So here she […]

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Tags: aggressive cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, HER2+, patient stories, stage 4, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica, Dr Maggie DiNome


Twins Share in Recovery

October 20th, 2016

Twins Share in Recovery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55,” says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej says, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2015. It was devastating. The doctors said, ‘You have an identical twin? She needs to get tested right away.’ And […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, HER2+, HER2+ tumors, patient stories, stage 1 breast cancer, Featured


Place of Real Healing

October 20th, 2016

Place of Real Healing

By uclahealth uclahealth

The day I found out I was going to have to have a mastectomy was one of the worst days of my life,” says Dana Byerlee, 35, who came to the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica after her cancer recurred. “But my counselor at Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology was there with me during […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, healing, mastectomy, patient stories, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Support Kept Us Going

October 20th, 2016

Support Kept Us Going

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was recovering from a quadruple bypass and getting healthy when I found out I had breast cancer,” says Raj Dhillon, who found out she had HER2+ cancer, a genetic form of breast cancer that she shared with her twin sister, Tej Bains. “My sister had stage 2 breast cancer, mine was stage 1. I […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, caretaker, chemotherapy, featured story, genetic, HER2+ cancer, lumpectomy, oncologists, patient stories, quadruple bypass, radiation, radiologists, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

October 1st, 2016

Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are “dense breasts”? Breasts are made up […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, annual mammograms, Breast Cancer, breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer screening options, breast MRI, breast tumors, Cancer, cancer risk, dense breast tissue, Dr Deanna Attai, Dr Lawrence Bassett, Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging, mammograms, Radiology, screenings, tomosynthesis, UCLA Breast Center, ultrasound