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.

Breast Cancer Screening
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.

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Lumps, bumps and coughs: Cancer symptoms all men need to know

June 20, 2016 | City of Hope

Doctors often recommended regular check-ups and preventative cancer screenings for men once they hit 50 years old - yet many men don’t get screened often enough. Here are the 13 most common cancer symptoms found in men.

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How to talk to your man about cancer

June 16, 2016 | H. Chung So

Getting regular medical checkups, recommended screenings and seeing a doctor about a symptom is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of getting and dying from cancer. However, this is one area where men consistently fall short on. Matthew Loscalzo, L.C.S.W., offers advice on how to encourage open and regular conversations with male loved ones about their health.

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Lung cancer screenings proposed for those at high risk (w/VIDEO)

July 29, 2013 | Tami Dennis

Lung cancer specialists have been waiting years for the news. And on Monday it came. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  proposed annual screening, using low-dose CT scans, for people at high risk for lung cancer.

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Testicular cancer, 'a disease of younger men,' can be caught early

March 31, 2013 | Tami Dennis

Testicular cancer doesn’t bear thinking about for most men and, indeed, it seems to elicit few headlines or public discussions. But that doesn’t mean that men, especially young men, shouldn’t be aware of the symptoms.

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Forgo cancer screening? No thanks, say older Americans

March 17, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

In recent years, older Americans have been advised to stop undergoing certain cancer screenings — such as Pap smears and prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, tests — because experts say they can lead to costly, risky and unnecessary medical procedures.

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