Items Tagged ‘UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica’

Took My Care to Another Level

October 24, 2019

Took My Care to Another Level

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“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options were to keep going into […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, breast health, cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, lumpectomy, mastectomy, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Still Holding My Hand

October 23, 2019

Still Holding My Hand

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“I was the first one in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer,” recalls Charisse Enrique, who had calcifications when she went in for her first mammogram at 40. “So every six months I would go in for a mammogram, and a year a half later, I got an ultrasound. That was it. I […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, breast health, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammogram, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


I Had Breast Cancer

October 15, 2019

I Had Breast Cancer

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“I found a lump on my right nipple, and thought it was nothing, but my mom had a bilateral mastectomy two years prior so I thought I should get it checked out,” recalls Adam Reid, who chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, but the statistics […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, mastectomy, patient stories, UCLA Breast Center, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


A routine screening detected breast cancer early

October 7, 2019

A routine screening detected breast cancer early

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Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time. Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, Dr. Anna Chirra, at UCLA’s Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cyst, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Annapoorna Chirra, Dr. Parvin Peddi, Dr. Susan McCloskey, patient story, 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