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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Life After Breast Cancer

October 19, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D.: Helping Patients ‘Pick up the Pieces’

June 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D., is a distinguished and award-winning plastic surgeon at City of Hope. But rather than Hollywood-style nips and tucks, Li specializes in postcancer reconstructive surgery.

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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.

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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.

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Breast cancer reconstruction: Options after treatment (w/VIDEO)

September 29, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

The best outcome of any cancer therapy includes not only eradication of tumor cells but also restoring the patient's health, well-being and dignity. In the case of breast cancer, this can entail reconstructive surgery.

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