Items Tagged ‘UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica’

A Surgeon’s Story

October 20, 2016

A Surgeon’s Story

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“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. “While seeing me, she mentioned that her mother just passed away from breast cancer. So here she […]

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Tags: aggressive cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Maggie DiNome, HER2+, patient stories, stage 4, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Place of Real Healing

October 20, 2016

Place of Real Healing

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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


Support Kept Us Going

October 20, 2016

Support Kept Us Going

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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, mine was stage 1. I […]

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Tags: breast cancer, caretaker, chemotherapy, featured story, genetic, HER2+ cancer, lumpectomy, oncologists, patient stories, quadruple bypass, radiation, radiologists