Prostate cancer advances help extend a patient's life

September 11, 2018 | Dory Benford

Johnny Lopez's research into the latest prostate cancer treatments, clinical trials, experimental therapies — anything to avoid chemotherapy, and a recommendation from a friend also battling prostate cancer, led him to Tanya Dorff, M.D., and City of Hope.

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Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: Making a Decision

October 3, 2018 | Kevin Chesley

Amy Polverini, M.D., surgical oncologist at City of Hope, sheds some light on all of the factors to be considered when choosing between a lumpectomy or a mastectomy.

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.

Celebrity cases may have led to rise in double mastectomies

April 27, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope breast cancer expert comments on a new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology on the rise in double mastectomies and its correlation with media coverage of celebrities with breast cancer.

Tissue-sparing surgery combines tumor removal with breast reconstruction

November 10, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg

Not that many years ago, a breast cancer diagnosis inflicted a double shock: learning you had a deadly disease, then realizing how disfiguring the “cure” may be. We've come a very long way since then. Radical mastectomies are rarely performed today.

Nipple-sparing mastectomies and the rising rate of bilateral mastectomies (w/PODCAST)

July 5, 2015 | City of Hope

Laura L. Kruper discusses breast cancer surgery and the latest advancements in reconstruction.

Inspiring Stories: I faced cancer at 29, breast cancer survivor says

December 6, 2014 | City of Hope

On Jan. 1, 2015, six City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is "Made Possible by HOPE.

Many patients unaware that breast cancer reconstruction is an option

October 15, 2014 | Nicole White

Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. Only 42 percent of women opt for breast reconstruction after mastectomy, a new study finds.

Most women forgo breast reconstruction after breast cancer, study finds

August 22, 2014 | Nicole White

Undergoing reconstructive surgery may seem like a forgone conclusion for survivors of breast cancer, but that doesn't appear to be the case. A new study has found that most breast cancer survivors who undergo a mastectomy decide against surgical reconstruction of their breasts.

The fear factor: Why breast cancer patients remove a healthy breast

May 25, 2014 | Nicole White

Treatment for many cancers, such as lung cancer, is getting more sophisticated all the time, featuring therapies tailored to the very DNA of individual patients, increasingly advanced surgical techniques, and screenings that can pinpoint risk with greater accuracy than ever before.

Study: Chemotherapy is enough in some advanced breast cancers

December 12, 2013 | Nicole White

As treatment options expand, and researchers learn more about individual tumors, a critical component of cancer treatment becomes determining the most effective tool to treat an individual patient. A new study finds that surgery and radiation therapy may not have additional benefits for metastatic breast cancer patients who are responding well to chemotherapy.