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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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.

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Breakthroughs - New ACS breast cancer screening guidelines
Are the new ACS breast cancer screening guidelines right for me?

October 30, 2015 | Valerie Howard

The American Cancer Society (ACS) issued revised breast cancer screening guidelines that, for many women, may be raising more questions than answers.

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Sometimes, cancer has a warning sign; know the breast cancer symptoms

October 8, 2014 | Nicole White

Screening for breast cancer has dramatically increased the number of cancers found before they cause symptoms – catching the disease when it is most treatable and curable. If you notice a change in your breast, such as a lump or clear discharge, check with your doctor immediately.

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For October, here are 31 facts (one a day) about breast cancer

September 30, 2014 | Nicole White

Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers, and the pastel sea of color that marks October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect. Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrates the 2.

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Debbie Brooks, cancer survivor
'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Debbie Brooks

December 8, 2013 | Nicole White

In April of 2012, Debbie Brooks received her regular mammogram – and it turned up no signs of cancer. Debbie Brooks, a breast cancer survivor, shares her advice for others facing a cancer diagnosis. As all women are recommended to do, Brooks remained vigilant, performing regular self-exams.

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Breast cancer screening: Regular exams are crucial (w/VIDEO)

September 29, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Although better surgical techniques, radiation treatments and chemotherapy regimens have dramatically improved survival odds for breast cancer patients, catching the disease early remains one of the most important factors for better outcomes.

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