Breast Cancer

“We’re helping people see themselves in a different light and discover how beautiful they are,” says Kristine Knudsen, pictured left. Kristine, along with Angela Castro, is a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at By uclahealth • June 21, 2019

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • December 12, 2018
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 [...]
By Denise Heady • October 2, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 5, 2018
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 [...]
By Nicole15 • August 24, 2018
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
By Ruth7194 • August 16, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 26, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 1, 2018
"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 [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017