Early detection with self exams and regular, high quality mammograms can catch breast cancer when it’s very treatable. Newer technologies, such as 3D mammography (also called breast tomosynthesis, or DBT) can provide a more accurate assessment. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the news can be overwhelming. To start, you need to find the best team ... Read More »
Advancements in breast removal and reconstructive surgery provide new options for women with breast cancer. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment option for breast cancer. Instead, the option that is best for you is dependent on the location, size, stage and type of breast cancer you have, as well as your body’s health and sensitivity to ... Read More »
Follow this step-by-step guide to perform a breast self-examination. Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among women, and every year the number of deaths from it increases. So what’s a gal to do? The best bet is to learn how to perform a breast self-exam accurately and trust your instincts if you ... Read More »
Instead of worrying, educate yourself about the symptoms of breast cancer so that you know what to look for and how to proceed if you suspect you have the disease. Let’s face it: As women, we all have wondered whether we might be next to be diagnosed with breast cancer – especially if we have
Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program continue to launch groundbreaking studies into one of the country’s most common cancers. Among the research currently underway at USC Norris is a clinical trial led by Darcy Spicer, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and chief of the division ... Read More »
After cancer, breast reconstruction surgery helps some women feel whole again. For many women, losing one or both breasts due to breast cancer can be just as harrowing as the disease itself. One in eight women will have breast cancer at some point in their life, and out of those eight, more than half will
What sounds like science fiction may become a reality. It’s a call women hope they won’t get: There’s something suspicious-looking in your mammogram, and you need further testing.
Susan Seeks Out Second Opinion After Doctor Recommends Breast Cancer Procedure That Would Be Considered a Success if She Lived 5 More Years
Susan Garrahan didn't feel she and her oncologist were on the same page when it came to his plan for treating her breast cancer.
An estimated one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. Are you at risk? Research has identified gene mutations that can greatly increase risk for breast cancer in some families.
Nelson is an oncological surgeon, specializing in breast cancer treatment at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Here’s what you won’t find on her resume: Her personal physicians as a child inspired her to pursue her career.