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.
October 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Michele Dahlstein, 53, a kindergarten teacher from Upland, California, was treated for breast cancer at City of Hope in 2014 and now is involved with the Pink Patch Project as a speaker.
October 12, 2016 | City of Hope
October may be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but breast cancer awareness should really be top-of-mind throughout the year. Here are the most important symptoms, statistics, risk factors and risk reducers worth remembering all year long.
October 11, 2016 | City of Hope
There are many factors for breast cancer that can be reduced through simple lifestyle and behavior changes. Joanne Mortimer, M.D., encourages women to take the following steps to minimize their chance of getting breast cancer.
October 10, 2016 | City of Hope
As the United States continues to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, City of Hope is approaching the month as it always does — delivering innovative treatments to women and men recently diagnosed with breast cancer; working to find new treatments and cures for those who will be diagnosed in the future; and, ultimately, trying to prevent breast cancer from occurring at all.
October 10, 2016 | Michael Easterling
As a police sergeant, Ed Headtke had his share of life-threatening moments over the years, but none perhaps hitting home closer than his cancer diagnosis two years ago. Now, with 70 other police agencies, he's helping raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
December 6, 2015 | Tami Dennis
Women with dense breast tissue have long been warned that they may be at a higher risk of breast cancer. With a new study suggesting that may not be the case, many may be tempted to skip their regular mammogram. Not so fast.
November 3, 2015 | City of Hope
Two leading City of Hope researchers have received a National Institutes of Health grant to investigate a long-held view that environmental factors could incite the development of breast cancer. An intriguing twist of their research, however, is that when a woman is in menopausal transition, it may increase the probability of developing the disease due to environmental pollutants.
October 31, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Breast cancer awareness shouldn’t be limited to the month of October, not with breast cancer the second-leading cause of cancer death among women and an estimated 231,840 American women expected to be diagnosed each year. Here are important 2015 breast cancer facts, symptoms and risk factors worth remembering, all year long.
October 23, 2015 | Veronique De Turenne
From the moment of a breast cancer diagnosis, the emphasis is on treating the disease. But cancer support specialists say that by taking some surprisingly simple steps, patients can manage the physical and emotional side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
October 20, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
A new spin on a tried-and-true imaging system could potentially provide more women with superior breast cancer detection at a lower cost. Although 2-D and, more recently, 3-D digital mammograms (also called tomosynthesis) have been the standard for general breast cancer screening, many experts recommend supplementing the mammogram with a breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for women at higher risk. Patients who've already been diagnosed with the disease typically also undergo an MRI to help pinpoint the location and size of the tumors.
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