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Laura Kruper, M.D., chief of City of Hope’s breast surgery service, thinks back to an emotional time in her childhood when she reflects on what motivated her to become a doctor.
City of Hope today announced two new members to its board of directors. Malissia R. Clinton, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of The Aerospace Corporation, recently joined the board, and Ronald L. Sargent, former chief executive officer of Staples, Inc., will become a director beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
Women’s cancers will affect one in three women in her lifetime. One of those women is cancer survivor Linh Quan. Diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram at 40 years old, Quan went to City of Hope, where she knew from experience that she would be in good hands. Four years later, Quan is now cancer-free.
If your monthly breast self-exam happens in the shower — sporadically — and involves a quick once-over of your breasts, you may be missing some important elements of an effective exam. City of Hope breast surgeon Dr. Laura Kruper offers tips for a more effective exam.
Something as simple as wearing a physical activity wristband, not unlike a Fitbit, to count steps could also be an invaluable tool in monitoring the functional recovery time of surgery patients, and potentially detecting any post-surgery complications sooner rather than later.