Fibroadenoma: Is Surgery the Only Treatment?

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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 the United States. Fibroadenomas are non-malignant

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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 flap reconstruction, such as TRAM flap, DIEP flap and SIEA flap, surgery involves using an area of fat or muscle to do the reconstruction. These areas vary, from sacrificing the latissimus muscle

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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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  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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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. Here are 3 reasons to choose Bedford Center at Beverly Hills, CA If you have never undergone

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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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What Does Turning 40 Mean For Your Breasts?

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Breast changes as we age is completely common. The breasts of a 40-year-old differ dramatically from those of a 20 or 60-year-old. Understanding what is considered normal for your breasts in your 40s can ensure that you maintain good breast health into your 50s and well beyond. Breast Changes in Your 40s As you grow

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