Breast Cancer

"I was treating a patient a little over a year ago who had a very early but aggressive type of cancer, HER2+,” says Dr. Maggie DiNome, an associate professor of surgery at the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica. [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
The day I found out I was going to have to have a mastectomy was one of the worst days of my life," says Dana Byerlee, 35, who came to the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica after her cancer recurred. "But my counselor [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
I was recovering from a quadruple bypass and getting healthy when I found out I had breast cancer," says Raj Dhillon, who found out she had HER2+ cancer, a genetic form of breast cancer that she shared with her twin sister, Tej Bains. "My sister had stage 2 breast cancer, [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2016
The Power of Communication My mother was very worried about me. Although I had been receiving excellent care for my cancer and was in the process of recovering from chemotherapy, my mother needed to hear my voice every day. I realized that she was not the only family [...]
By jduffy2030 • September 30, 2016
In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. [...]
By Rebecca Miller • June 6, 2016
In 2000', I was diagnosed with a 20 centimeter sarcoma in my right thigh. I went through 6 months of high dose chemotherapy, 8 rounds of radiation and major surgery to remove the mass. I had to learn to walk again and I did. In 2015, I was diagnosed with [...]
By Cori Colbert • June 6, 2016
For 10-year-old Liana Clayton, the bracelets she makes on her own help her cope with the heartbreaking reality of her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. “I wanted to help others,” said Liana. “This was something important to my mom and to me.” Her mother, Che, is battling a severe [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CazwsqrmPEs   Edna Baradas was nearing the end of her pregnancy when she found a lump. She asked doctors to delay telling her the results of their tests, and it wasn’t until shortly after daughter Ella’s birth that Edna learned she had breast cancer. Receiving the news [...]
By Edna • October 9, 2012
Noreen Fraser is fighting cancer on two fronts. For more than 10 years, her body has battled metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones and liver. Through her foundation, the Noreen Fraser Foundation, she raises money to fund research to discover more effective and less toxic treatments [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2011