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Exciting Findings about Patients with Stage IV Breast Cancer

A recent study, presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, in Atlanta, brought about another round in the controversy surrounding surgery for stage 4 breast cancer patients.

The study reveals that patients with stage 4 HER2-positive breast cancer that have been treated with systemic therapy (which could include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or endocrine therapy), had a 44% increased chance…

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Power of Immediate Reconstruction in Mastectomy Cases

In some cases where breast preserving surgical procedures are not a viable treatment options many women have to face the tough reality of going through a mastectomy surgery. 

A mastectomy is a surgery which removes the entirety of one’s breast tissue, as apposed to a lumpectomy which only removes a part of the tissue. Most mastectomy patients go through the procedure to remove cancer that has spread to multiple areas of the breast. In some…

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Can Cranberries Inhibit Cancer Cell Viability?

What would the holiday season be without delicious cranberries? Cranberries are a very unique fruit. Cranberries or Vaccinium Macrocarpon, have acidic taste that usually overwhelms its sweetness and is always part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  

But what are the health benefits of Cranberries. Drinking cranberry juice or enjoying cranberry sauce with your Turkey and trimmings, can’t hurt but certainly won’t help cure cancer or…

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Take Charge of Your Health this Movember

Listen up guys, this blog is for you. Its #Movember. You know, that month where all the bros don’t shave. Well it’s kind of more than just that. Movember is all about bringing awareness to men’s health issues, and getting men to take control of their health. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles wants to spend some time discussing the men’s health issues we work to combat everyday. 

Men can often neglect their health, failing to complete…

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5 Ways To Help a Loved One During Their Cancer Treatment Journey

When someone you care about is diagnosed with breast or other cancers, you want to help, but you may not know exactly what to do.

Here are 5 things the Doctors at the The Surgery Group of Los Angeles suggest:

1.  Take the Lead.

Your loved one is dealing with surgery, doctors’ appointments, chemo and radiation treatments.  That’s a lot.  So you need to deal with all the stuff they’re not dealing with.  That includes…

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Top 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

We’ve come a long way…but one in eight women will still be diagnosed with breast cancer.   So what are some things my patients can do to prevent a diagnosis?  There’s a lot we can do to prevent a diagnosis, considering that only 10% of women with diagnosed cancer are genetically predisposed.  This means that 90% of all breast cancer cases are not genetically linked, and improving lifestyles, may reduce a breast cancer…

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Breast Cancer in Men

Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well?  Men have breast tissue as well, even though it is not as developed as women’s breast tissue, which means that they can develop many of the breast cancers that women face.

Unfortunately men are are less likely than women to be suspicious of the same warning signs. This often leads to a delayed diagnosis, which also means that the tumor has more time to spread.

A man’s likelihood…

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When a Lumpectomy is the best option for you

Breast Cancer is an unfortunate reality in many women’s lives. For any woman, hearing that she has Breast Cancer can be an incredibly traumatic experience. The fear of losing one’s breasts and going through chemotherapy can be scary. Luckily, thanks to more women taking an active and informed role in their healthcare, Breast Cancer continues to be detected earlier.

Early detection allows for surgeons, like our own Dr. Elizabeth Arena, to…

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New study says many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo

(CNN) — About 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy as part of treatment, according to the results of a long-awaited study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago Sunday.

The study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed how well a widely used genetic test assessed cancer risk, based on 21…

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Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Surgical Options for Breast Cancer
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with breast cancer? You probably want to know more about your options. A doctor may have suggested surgery might be an option for you. Surgery is often the first line of treatment for this cancer. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles can help you understand the surgeries and which breast cancer procedure is right for you.

Breast Cancer Treatment Types

The treatment of…

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