Breast Cancer

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


Separating breast cancer facts from fiction

October 2, 2018

Separating breast cancer facts from fiction

By deniseheady deniseheady

Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk. However, there are a number of misconceptions about the disease that can make it difficult to separate fact from fiction. UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month, cancer, mammogram


Ask the Doctors - Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

September 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected by diet. In answering the first half of the question, we discussed the two main types of inflammation […]

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Tags: acute inflammation, antioxidants, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer, chronic inflammation, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, nutrition, polyphenols


Lump on the neck

August 24, 2018

Lump on the neck

By Nicole15 nicoleandreasison

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My Mom, a breast cancer survivor after […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, breast cancer, Dr. A. Shawn Veiseh, Dr. Akira Ishiyama, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, featured, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Head and Neck


August 16, 2018

Miracle

By Ruth7194 mrcoleman921

I came to Los Angeles to visit my son and his wife for two weeks on March 9th. I was ill with breast cancer, but had no idea how sick I was. As I became more ill, I was taken to the ER at UCLA Reagan Medical Center. There I was diagnosed again with metastatic […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Aashini Masters, metastatic breast cancer, oncologist, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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 - Can alcohol affect risk of breast cancer recurrence?

March 1, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can alcohol affect risk of breast cancer recurrence?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I read your recent response to a question about alcohol consumption and its correlation to breast cancer. But what about the risk once you’ve been diagnosed? I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and have completed radiation. I am on medication and have a very positive prognosis. I enjoy a glass of wine […]

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Tags: aging, alcohol consumption, alcohol for women, breast cancer, breast cancer risk, cancer, cancer recurrence, Cancer Treatment Reviews, Dr. Robert Ashley, radiation, women, women's health


Twins share in recovery

August 7, 2017

Twins share in recovery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55,” says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej says, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2015. It was devastating. The doctors said, ‘You have an identical twin? She needs to get tested right away.’ And […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, HER2+, HER2+ tumors, patient stories, stage 1 breast cancer, US News


Everything is fine now

August 7, 2017

Everything is fine now

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had prostate cancer at 55 years of age,” says Robert Grycan, who chose to seek help from Dr. Stuart Holden on the advice of a family member. Robert now goes to his appointments at the Clark Urology Center in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Everything is fine now; I’m in remission. I did have […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, community, Dr. Stuart Holden, featured, prostrate cancer, remission, reoccurrence, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


I always refer UCLA

August 7, 2017

I always refer UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was having extreme pain in an area of my breast. I would get this shooting pain that would knock the breath out of me,” says Toni Stanton Harris, who felt a grape-sized lump during a self-examination, visited her primary-care doctor and found out she had stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. “My breast cancer […]

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Tags: breast, breast cancer, breast pain, cancer free, featured, primary care doctor, self-examination, stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, US News