Breast Cancer

November 13, 2019

UCLA Health continues to transform cancer care

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In the late 1960s, a group of scientists and volunteers at UCLA came together to develop a cancer center they hoped would become renowned for excellence in research, education and patient care. Today, UCLA Health’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) has established an international reputation for providing the best in leading-edge and traditional cancer treatments […]

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Tags: advanced lung cancer, breast cancer, CAR T cell therapy, Dr. Antoni Ribas, Dr. Arie Bellgedrun, Dr. Dennis Slamon, Dr. Edward Garon, Dr. Richard Finn, Dr. Sara Hurvitz, HER2-positive, HER2+, Herceptin


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


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


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


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


Finally Able to Relax and Look Forward

October 21, 2019

Finally Able to Relax and Look Forward

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“In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed because everyone said, ‘You should go here’ or, ‘You should go there,’ but I really appreciate that I was told to go to UCLA Health,” confesses 44-year-old Hannah Yoon. Yoon was diagnosed triple positive for breast cancer in August 2016. “I had a double mastectomy and finished my treatments […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast health, cancer, featured, mastectomy, ucla health 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


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


'Never Just a Fitting'

July 8, 2019

‘Never Just a Fitting’

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“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


Choose Being Happy & Well

June 29, 2019

Choose Being Happy & Well

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“We are not just taking care of their disease, but rather taking care of them as a whole individual during their treatment and afterwards for their recovery,” says Dr. Helena Chang, director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. “16 years ago we wanted to have a day to say, ‘I recognize you have gone through a […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Helena Chang, featured, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center