Breast Cancer

Find out if you’re a candidate for cervical, colorectal, breast, lung or prostate cancer tests

By uclahealth • November 25, 2020

Dear Doctors: I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and really appreciate your recent columns on the subject. What can you tell me about Herceptin? My oncologist has suggested it for after chemotherapy is finished. What is it going to do?

Dear Readers: Herceptin is the brand name for a drug called [...]

By Ask the Doctors • November 16, 2020

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a lesser-known disease that accounts for 1% to 5% of breast cancer diagnoses, and 10% of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. It gets its name because of the red, swollen look the breast develops, despite no injury or infection.

What is inflammatory breast cancer?

IBC [...]

By uclahealth • October 19, 2020

Dear Doctors: We heard a story on the news that bee venom can cure breast cancer. Is that really true? How does stuff like that even get researched?

Dear Reader: It’s true that recent research has shown that an active component found in the venom from honeybees is toxic to certain [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 19, 2020

This glossary will help you decode the confusing medical terminology

By uclahealth • October 14, 2020

Cancer experts forecast health decline due to a drop in screening numbers

By uclahealth • October 1, 2020

Dear Doctors: I keep hearing different things about at what age and how often a woman should be getting a mammogram. Can you please go over the latest advice?

Dear Reader: It’s true that screening guidelines regarding mammography have changed in recent years. These shifts arise when ongoing research, and the [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 30, 2020

Sydney Siegel creates a program with a "ripple" effect for cancer patients

By Denise Heady • August 4, 2020

Questions answered about your upcoming appointments

By Denise Heady • May 8, 2020

“In January, I found a lump in one of my breasts,” recalls 22-year-old Summer Mendell, whose doctor advised her to get a lumpectomy. “I was in surgery one week later. I was working full time and in school, so I [...]

By uclahealth • November 27, 2019