Items Tagged ‘mastectomy’

'Never Just a Fitting'

July 8, 2019

‘Never Just a Fitting’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Women are moved to tears because this is an opportunity for normalcy and to be seen,” says Angela Castro, a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Angela, pictured right, continues, “For every single person, we are present because a fitting is never just a fitting. Even if a […]

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Tags: mastectomy, Reflections Boutique, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Beautiful Bras for Beautiful Women

June 21, 2019

Beautiful Bras for Beautiful Women

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We’re helping people see themselves in a different light and discover how beautiful they are,” says Kristine Knudsen, pictured left. Kristine, along with Angela Castro, is a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Angela says, “A mastectomy is when a woman has her breast tissue removed, and a […]

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Tags: compression bras, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastectomy bras, Reflections Boutique, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgical bras


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


Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

April 19, 2017

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

By marikmontoya marikmontoya

I’m forever grateful for my amazing team of doctors and nurses at UCLA. My care has been so well managed; with my every need anticipated. Yes, I went in strong, fit, and healthy; however it’s their compassionate care, with my goals in mind, that made my story a success. My team was lead by Dr. […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, BRCA2, BRCA2 positive, breast cancer, DIEP Flap, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy, Dr. Charles Tseng, geneticist, mastectomy, medications, occupational therapy


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26, 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


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

October 25, 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


Place of Real Healing

October 20, 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, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica