breast cancer

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
Forty years after winning gold in the Olympic decathlon as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner now poses with her gold medal for the first time post-transition on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. While celebrities such as Jenner have helped shine a light on transgender issues, many people who identify as transgender [...]
By uclahealth • July 25, 2016
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. [...]
By Rebecca Miller • June 6, 2016