I am a Breast Surgeon Prepping to Care for COVID Positive Patients

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I am a general surgeon who practices breast cancer healthcare. I haven’t entered into an ICU in 15 years. I love that I get to care for patients at a glacial pace where I have an industrial amount of upfront information and make challenging decisions as a group, in part with direction from the patient

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The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Surgeon

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The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Surgeon By Heather Richardson, MD, FACS At Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA we strive to provide our patients with the best care to ensure optimal breast health. We are passionate about screening, early detection, and curing breast cancer disease. Our team of breast

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Fibroadenoma During Pregnancy and Other Breast Health Questions Answered

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  Fibroadenoma During Pregnancy and Other Breast Health Questions Answered Breast abnormalities are certainly serious, but discovering a mass or lump in the breast during or immediately after pregnancy can be doubly frightening. Here are a few common questions about managing breast health before, during, and after pregnancy. Should I have fibroadenomas removed during pregnancy?

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Fibroadenoma: Is Surgery the Only Treatment?

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Fibroadenoma: Is Surgery the Only Treatment? Although finding a lump in your breast is, without a doubt, an alarming discovery, the good news is that not every breast abnormality is necessarily cancer-related. One of the most common categories of breast tissue growth is a fibroadenoma, and it occurs in approximately 10 percent of women in

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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 Fibroadenoma?

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If you have found a lump in your breast during a self-exam, or a suspicious mass was found during a mammogram, don’t panic. The lump may a non-cancerous fibroadenoma. A fibroadenoma is a fairly common medical occurrence among women who are experiencing significant hormone fluctuations, either during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause. It is a non-cancerous

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What is involved in lumpectomy surgery?

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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 the breast tissue is

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Mammogram Screening

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Mammogram screening is an imaging procedure performed on women to ensure that the breasts are healthy, and that no growth or abnormalities are present. It is an effective tool for the early detection of breast cancer in women.   If you have never undergone breast imaging examination before, or you’re still undecided about whether or

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