Items Tagged ‘mammograms’

Be Proactive

December 12, 2018

Be Proactive

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms at 32 years old. “In January, I was doing a self-test and felt a lump, so I immediately went to my obstetrician, who referred me to UCLA Health for a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, chemotherapy, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammograms, neoadjuvant therapy, obstetrician, radiation, self-breast exam, self-test, surgery, triple negative breast cancer


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


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 askthedoctors

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


Ask the Doctors - I'm healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

March 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor? Dear Reader: That’s a difficult question to answer. I have generally encouraged annual physical exams for most of my patients in their 40s and beyond. I schedule more time […]

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Tags: annual physical exams, colonoscopies, Dr. Robert Ashley, mammograms, man, men, men's health, Pap smears, pcp, physical, physical examination, primary care doctor


Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

October 1, 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


Overcoming bad genes

August 8, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors