Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Understanding Preventative Mastectomies

December 19, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Having a preventative mastectomy is a decision that many women face, especially as doctors are increasingly able to determine a woman’s risk by identifying gene mutations that predispose them to breast cancer.

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Will My Breast Cancer Come Back?: Dealing with Fears of Recurrence

December 15, 2017 | Robert Young

Your breast cancer treatments were successful, your latest exam showed no trace of disease, and you’ve officially joined the ranks of cancer survivors. It’s an exhilarating feeling. But that relief can quickly turn into a nagging, persistent fear of recurrence.

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The Indomitable Miss Lyn: Breast Cancer Survivor

December 8, 2017 | Alison Shore

Tania Lewis had one question for City of Hope breast cancer surgeon Lesley Taylor, M.D., after her mother Lynzine LaGrone’s lumpectomy. Well, maybe it was a second question, after confirming all had gone well.

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Losing Weight May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

December 8, 2017 | City of Hope

Postmenopausal women who lose weight may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer, according to data presented by City of Hope’s Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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2018 Rose Parade: Breast Cancer Is No Match for This Marathon Runner

November 27, 2017 | Dory Benford

Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Jackie Solano, a daughter, sister and marathon runner.

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Rose Parade 2018: Breast Cancer Patient Takes Charge of Her Health by Referring Herself to City of Hope

November 27, 2017 | City of Hope

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet float rider Nicole Allen.

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Evolution of Treatment Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer Tracked in New Study

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

Findings from a new study provide fresh insights into the treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer whose tumors are no longer responding to available treatments.

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What to Know About Dense Breasts and Screening Indications

November 2, 2017 | Kevin Chesley

Every breast is unique, made up of both glandular tissue and fat. The ratio between the two becomes an important factor when it comes to correctly diagnosing the presence of breast cancer.

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Recovering from Breast Surgery

October 26, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

Coming home after breast cancer surgery can provoke a jumble of emotions. While it’s a relief to be out of the hospital, you might feel sadness, shock and frustration. Here's how to cope.

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