The Facts about SWIM Breast Reconstruction

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Navigating breast cancer treatments and reconstructive surgery options can be overwhelming. SWIM is a revolutionary breast reconstruction procedure that does not require implants or free flaps. It stands for skin-sparing, wise pattern, internal mammary perforator—and was developed at the Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA. The SWIM technique was developed by Lisa B. Cassileth,

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Dr. Richardson Talks to Health Interrupted

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Breast cancer is a significant concern for women and healthcare professionals, since early detection is a key factor in ensuring the best possible prognosis. Bedford Breast Center provides the highest quality care for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Heather Richardson, one of the surgeons at our medical center, was recently featured as

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Same Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Different Treatments

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Breast cancer is a highly complex disease with varying types and subtypes. What your friend or mom may experience may not be your situation at all. No two patients are alike, and no two breast cancer diagnoses are the same. Age, general health, medical history, and cancer specifics all play a part in your treatment

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Get Natural Results with Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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When a woman faces a breast cancer diagnosis, she needs to remember that she has choices on this journey. No woman should have to settle simply because “that’s the way it’s always been done.” This is especially true when it comes to preparing for a mastectomy. At Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA, we

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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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The Truth About Breast Health

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Your Breasts Are Not Ticking Time Bombs “One in eight” is the scary, ubiquitous statistic that rings like a tolling bell and weighs every woman down with the threat of breast cancer. We all know someone who has had it, fought it, maybe beat it, or worse, succumbed. It seems like it is everywhere. As

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10 Myths Breast Cancer Patients Should Know

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“The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore one or both breasts to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry and size following mastectomy, lumpectomy or congenital deformities.” –American Society of Plastic Surgeons For breast cancer patients, recognizing the facts and myths in breast reconstruction surgery can be life-altering. By knowing how to identify myths and misconceptions,

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3 Reasons to Consider 3D Mammography

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Early breast cancer detection is key to increased survival, and the timeframe for detections keeps getting earlier due to advanced screening technology. Specifically, 3D mammography is a powerful breast cancer detection tool. Unlike traditional 2D mammography that only takes one static image, a 3D mammogram takes multiple images to create a three-dimensional picture, providing radiologists

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Comfort in Numbers – a look at breast cancer diagnosis statistics with Dr. Heather Richardson, MD, FACS

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Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, or even finding a lump in the shower, can strike fear in the hearts of women everywhere. The devastating news about Kelly Preston shines a spotlight on the worst-case scenario for anyone touched by breast cancer. Dr. Heather Richardson of Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA wants to ensure

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Breast Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

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If a cancerous or pre-cancerous lesion is detected during a breast biopsy, a breast cancer surgery may be a recommended portion of your treatment. The following article discusses breast cancer surgery and the common questions patients often have about the procedure and the different treatment options. Bedford Breast Center offers comprehensive breast cancer care from

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