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.
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.
October 24, 2017 | Nicole White and City of Hope
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.