Breast Cancer

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


May 18, 2017

Great Experience At UCLA

By AG1745 ag1674

Almost 7 years ago and found out I had cancer in one breast. I came in and saw Dr. Chen and he told me that I had cancer. It had started with my husband looking on the internet for doctors in regards to breast cancer but when I came to UCLA I felt secure and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Chen, patient stories


Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

April 19, 2017

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

By marikmontoya marikmontoya

I’m forever grateful for my amazing team of doctors and nurses at UCLA. My care has been so well managed; with my every need anticipated. Yes, I went in strong, fit, and healthy; however it’s their compassionate care, with my goals in mind, that made my story a success. My team was lead by Dr. […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, BRCA2, BRCA2 positive, breast cancer, DIEP Flap, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy, Dr. Charles Tseng, geneticist, mastectomy, medications, occupational therapy


March 31, 2017

Breast cancer treatment

By pat16 pat16

I am thankful for the care from Dr. Amy Kusske and her team at UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Kusske treated me 10 years ago and again in 2016. My chemo treatment was expertly managed by Dr. Parvin Peddi. I am cancer free after the chemo treatment and my breast surgery. While the diagnosis […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer surgery, cancer, chemotherapy, Doctors Day, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Parvin Peddi, patient stories


First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

December 12, 2016

First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had breast cancer on one side, then it went to the other side, and a year later it spread to my pelvis,” says Heidi Chance, a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to have her adrenal glands removed because they were creating excess steroid hormones. “Even though the […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, adrenalectomy, bilateral retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, hormones, patient stories, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, steroid


I Always Refer UCLA

November 16, 2016

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 […]

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Tags: breast, breast cancer, extreme pain, lump, primary care doctor, self-examination, stage 2, stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26, 2016

It started with my annual mammogram

By radinbrosrealty radinbrosrealty

At the age of 50, just after sending the youngest of my 3 beautiful daughters off to live in Israel for a year, I went for my annual mammogram. I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon explaining that I needed to come back for some additional images. The follow up was scheduled for […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, bone scans, BRCA 1, BRCA 1 gene, BRCA 2, BRCA 2 gene, breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, cancer