Items Tagged ‘UCLA Breast Center’

From '18 Months Left' to 16 Years

October 23, 2019

From ’18 Months Left’ to 16 Years

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“They told me the cancer had spread to my bones and I was given an 18-month prognosis,” reveals Nancy Radin, who found out her breast cancer had metastasized in her late 40s. “I decided to go elsewhere for a diagnosis and came to UCLA Health. I credit the doctors here with saving my life. I’m […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast health, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, featured, UCLA Breast Center


October 21, 2019

Experiencing the Best

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“Women get to come together, be pampered, and feel beautiful at a time when their bodies and their own identities feel in transition,” acknowledges Joyce Chang, who spoke during the Breast Cancer Spa Day. “I shared what it’s like to be Dr. Helena Chang’s daughter, which is sharing your mom with all of her patients. […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Cancer Spa Day, breast health, breast surgeon, featured, Helena Chang MD, lump in the breast, UCLA Breast Center


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


Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

October 1, 2016

Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

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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


June 6, 2016

I am the ultimate cancer survivor!

By Rebecca Miller Rebecca Miller

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. I underwent two lumpectomy surgeries in my left […]

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Tags: basal carcinoma, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, colon cancer, lumpectomy surgeries, lung cancer, oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiation treatment


November 3, 2008

Herceptin Treatment for Breast Cancer – Louise’s Story

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Louise’s Story – Surviving Cancer & Fulfilling Dreams Louise Cooper lives large. The 53-year-old cancer survivor has run a 135-mile race through Death Valley in July. As an adventure racer, she has rappelled down steep cliff faces, kayaked through dangerously swift river currents, crossed deserts atop a camel and traversed gaping glacial crevasses. She has […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Dennis Slamon, Herceptin, UCLA Breast Center