March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
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.
So, You Had a Suspicious Mammogram. What’s Next?
October 4, 2017 | Robert Young
A diagnostic mammogram can be quite stressful, but knowing what to expect - and taking the right steps to prepare - can help expedite the process and provide some peace of mind. Learn more from Veronica Jones, M.D., breast cancer surgeon.
Breast Cancer Screenings: What You Should Know
August 11, 2017 | City of Hope
What should you know about breast cancer screening? Whatever your risk level, it’s important to know your options so you can spot abnormalities early and treat them properly. City of Hope's Monique White-Dominguez, D.O., discusses the current options and recommendations.
5 Steps to a Better Breast Self-exam (w/Video)
October 21, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
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 Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S., offers tips for a more effective exam.
Breast Cancer: 'It's supposed to be a woman's disease'
June 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Male breast cancer is unusual. Breast cancer being cast as “a woman’s disease” means men aren’t checking for it and therefore tend to be diagnosed later. Despite the paltry number of cases, being vigilant is important for men - a lesson Don Hoffman learned the hard way.
Breast ultrasound: Better screening for more women?
January 4, 2016 | Abe Rosenberg
A just-released study suggests that ultrasound can be as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer in women, and even more accurate in some cases.
Breast cancer 2016: Dramatic advances create revolution in treatment
December 30, 2015 | By Veronique de Turenne
The evolution of breast cancer treatment has become a revolution thanks to precision medicine, improved screening, and a move to more refined surgical techniques. This momentum will continue in 2016 as advances such as immunotherapy, nipple-sparing surgery, and gene therapy continue to transform the field.
What you should know: False-positive mammograms and breast cancer risk
December 14, 2015 | Letisia Marquez
Women who received a false-positive result on a mammogram may be at a slightly elevated risk for developing breast cancer later, a new study has found. But that doesn’t mean panic is in order for the thousands of women each year who receive such a result.
Breast cancer treatment and screening advances make 2015 a good year
November 11, 2015 | Cary A. Presant, M.D.
City of Hope's Cary A. Presant, M.D., likes what he sees when he looks back at treatment advances in breast cancer during the past year. A renowned hematologist and medical oncologist, Presant gives his take on recent changes in screening recommendations, chemotherapy regimens and preventative hormonal therapy.
Commit to practicing breast cancer awareness all year long
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.