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 | 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.
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.
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.
October 24, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt
Mammograms are currently the best method to detect breast cancer early, when it's easier to treat and before it's big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But recent mammogram screening guidelines may have left some women confused about when to undergo annual testing.
October 14, 2014 | Nicole White
The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. The second top risk factor is getting older. Many breast cancer risk factors, such as gender and aging, cannot be controlled. But lacing up for a walk a few times a week can put a dent in breast cancer risk.
July 4, 2014 | Nicole White
News about the risks or benefits of widespread cancer screening seem to arrive daily – 3D mammography for breast cancer, CT scans for lung cancer, PSA tests for prostate cancer and now pelvic exams for some women’s cancers.
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.
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.
September 9, 2013 | Nicole White
Even as a new Cancer study reignites the debate over the ideal age at which to begin mammogram screenings for breast cancer, City of Hope experts are urging women not to settle for a one-size-fits-all approach.
May 4, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
With cancer screening, more isn’t necessarily better. This is especially true for patients after a benign breast biopsy, a new study reports. After a benign breast biopsy, a part of which is shown here, women may not need routine screening for a year, a new study says.
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