Items Tagged ‘breast cancer’

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


Choose Being Happy & Well

June 29, 2019

Choose Being Happy & Well

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are not just taking care of their disease, but rather taking care of them as a whole individual during their treatment and afterwards for their recovery,” says Dr. Helena Chang, director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. “16 years ago we wanted to have a day to say, ‘I recognize you have gone through a […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Helena Chang, featured, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center


10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

June 14, 2019

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when he found out his 29-year-old […]

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Tags: advice, breast cancer, cancer, featured, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, stage 2 breast cancer


The Real MVP: Dodgers Recognize Bruin Breast Cancer Survivor

May 15, 2019

The Real MVP: Dodgers Recognize Bruin Breast Cancer Survivor

By uclahealth uclahealth

At 29 years old, Jessica Krouner was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.  She is happy to be cancer free after a year of intense treatment including 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of daily radiation. Having completed her undergraduate degree, law degree, and now treatment at UCLA, she’s proud to be a triple Bruin! […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer survivor, dodgers, featured, MLB


April 1, 2019

In Honor of Doctors Day

By Randi0228 Randi0228

In honor of Doctors Day, It is with gratitude and appreciation I recognize Dr. Christopher Crisera and Dr. Maggie DiNome. Two years post Op, Dr. Crisera’s meticulous reconstruction gave me a beautiful natural result that to this day exceeds my expectation. Dr. Crisera and Dr. DiNome, thank you for always treating me with respect, compassion […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Christopher Crisera, Dr. Maggie DiNome, patient stories


Team-based care has kept one patient healthy

October 25, 2018

Team-based care has kept one patient healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

A few years ago, Shebyon Begood, 49, was dealing with an array of health problems that kept her from enjoying her life. “I was constantly in and out of the hospital,” says Begood, who lives in Santa Monica. And these weren’t short stays, with some lasting up to three months, with only a week or […]

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Tags: breast cancer, care coordination, Dr. Sun Yoo, extensivist, kidney transplant, primary care, The Checkup, type 1 diabetes


Mammogram was Life-Saver

October 22, 2018

Mammogram was Life-Saver

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Waiting for my biopsy results was the longest 10 days,” says 44-year-old Brenda Palacios, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of 2017. “I had been getting yearly mammograms since I was 40, so they detected it on time. When I went to Dr. Deanna Attai’s office, she had a written breakdown, […]

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Tags: biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, chemo, chemotherapy, Dr. Deanna Attai, featured, HER2-positive cells, HER2+, lumpectomy, mammograms, mastectomy


Separating breast cancer facts from fiction

October 2, 2018

Separating breast cancer facts from fiction

By Denise Heady Denise Heady

Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk. However, there are a number of misconceptions about the disease that can make it difficult to separate fact from fiction. UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month, cancer, Dr. Parvin Peddi, mammogram


Ask the Doctors - Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

September 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected by diet. In answering the first half of the question, we discussed the two main types of inflammation […]

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Tags: acute inflammation, antioxidants, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer, chronic inflammation, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, nutrition, polyphenols


Lump on the neck

August 24, 2018

Lump on the neck

By Nicole15 Nicole15

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My Mom, a breast cancer survivor after […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, breast cancer, Dr. A. Shawn Veiseh, Dr. Akira Ishiyama, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, featured, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Head and Neck