breast cancer

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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 3, 2017
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 [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2016
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 [...]
By radinbrosrealty • October 26, 2016
https://youtu.be/tWK6Md8ffJc 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 [...]
By Simi Singer • October 25, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
"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. [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
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, [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2016
National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2016