What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Screening Now and for the Future

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When detected early, breast cancer is a curable disease. A critically important part of early detection is getting regular screenings. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, screening should be a regular component of your overall health care routine. It also helps to be aware of the different types of tests that

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Mastectomy or Lumpectomy Procedure: What’s the Best Treatment for You?

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  Mastectomy or Lumpectomy Procedure: What’s the Best Treatment for You? The following article discusses different breast cancer surgical solutions – mastectomy and lumpectomy procedure. Breast cancer treatment options are rarely easy to select. Many patients learn that they have more autonomy when it comes to their medical decisions than they either expected or are

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Talking to Family About Breast Cancer

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Talking to Family About Breast Cancer The following article discusses strategies for gently discussing your diagnosis with family and friends. Bedford Breast Center is a Los Angeles cancer treatment center, dedicated to providing compassionate care to diverse patients throughout their diagnosis and treatment journey. After a breast cancer diagnosis, one of the hardest tasks for

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Breast Reconstruction Without an Implant or a Flap

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An Alternative to “Going Flat” There has been increased interest over the last few years in flap free, implant free breast reconstructions. For flaps, surgery involves using an area of fat or muscle to do the reconstruction. These areas vary, from sacrificing the latissimus muscle that allows us to move heavy objects, or causing long

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Have Questions About Breast Cancer? Listen to the Best Breast Cancer Surgeons in Los Angeles – Not Lifestyle Bloggers

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Lifestyle bloggers have a very specific – and sometimes useful – purpose. They help us find the best restaurants, the most affordable home furnishings, and the most flattering styles of jeans for a pear or apple shape. Unfortunately, they all-too-often stray beyond the boundaries of the merely aesthetic, and into territory that may have lasting,

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What is involved in lumpectomy surgery?

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  What is Lupectomy? Lumpectomy (surgical removal of a breast lump) is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer. It is interesting to note that the majority of breast lumps are benign. During lumpectomy surgery, the cancer is removed, while leaving the rest of the breast intact (versus a mastectomy where all of

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A Primer on Breast Biopsy Procedures

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When you or your doctor detect a breast lump, a breast biopsy is frequently recommended as it is the definitive test to rule out cancer. A biopsy removes part or all of the lump and the tissue sample is sent to pathology for examination. At least 70% of lumps biopsied are benign. Every breast mass

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Non-Surgical breast lump removal

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Have you ever felt a lump in your breast and after having been evaluated, told that there was “nothing there” and that they should just live with it? Many patients go through expensive and time-consuming evaluations and at the end of their journey, they essentially get a figurative pat on the knee and are sent

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Are Breast Cancer Surgeons Removing Women’s Nipples Needlessly?

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Many breast surgeons continue to remove the nipples when performing mastectomy — resulting in disfigured breasts and a loss of self-confidence for the patient. Nipple-Sparring Mastectomy Most breast cancers can be treated without removing the nipples. A nipple-sparing mastectomy is safe in almost all patients except those in which cancer is found in the nipple

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Breast Care, What you need to know

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One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. Despite the raised awareness of breast cancer in today’s society, revolutionary care for breast cancer, and readily available routine breast care, still too few women know how to assess their own breast health.

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