Breast Cancer
Treatment & Surgery

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True to most medical conditions, breast health starts with the proper awareness. Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important. With practice, you’ll come to learn how your breasts vary in sensitivity and texture at different times during your menstrual cycle. While mammograms can help you to detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare professional if there are any changes. Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month.

For many women, breast health includes concerns about breast lumps, breast pain or nipple discharge. Knowing what’s normal, and when you should consult your doctor is very important. It’s also important to understand common screening and diagnostic tests for breast health, such as breast mammograms and ultrasounds.

At the Surgery Group of Los Angeles our medical professionals treat all aspects of breast disease, both benign and cancerous. Headed by Dr. Elizabeth Arena, a board-certified surgical oncologist and the director of the Breast Center at the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, our team takes great pride in emphasizing the importance of thorough, long-term patient care.

Breast Cancer Screening services

A suspicion of breast cancer requires coordinated care among clinicians in several specialties. An integrated approach to care with the proper breast imaging can minimize unnecessary biopsies and expedite diagnosis.

Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Similarly, once the diagnosis of cancer is made, coordination among your SGLA breast surgeon, your radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists all help to coordinate and facilitates the best treatment plan possible.