We’re here to be your partner in breast health.
MemorialCare Breast Centers are among the most comprehensive breast cancer centers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Our compassionate physicians and staff are solely dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. MemorialCare Breast Centers are on the leading edge of breast care—equipped with state-of-the-art digital and 3D mammography.
Whether you’re visiting our MemorialCare Breast Centers for a routine mammogram or with needs that are more urgent, our goal is to help you maintain optimal breast health. Our multi-disciplinary team of expert physicians, surgeons, technologists and clinicians take a comprehensive, coordinated approach to treating breast cancer.
The COVID-19 vaccine, like other vaccinations, stimulates your immune system. This can cause a temporary enlargement of lymph nodes near where the person was vaccinated. Those lymph nodes can sometimes be seen by the radiologist reading your mammogram and make it appear to be abnormal even when you are OK and there is no indication of cancer. Since enlarged lymph nodes can result in a “false positive” on your mammogram, you could get a request to return for further testing — a call-back — which can be unsettling.
Therefore, mammograms should be scheduled before your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or four to six weeks after the last dose. That way, there is time for your lymph nodes to return to their normal size. As with any testing recommended by your healthcare provider, women age 40 and above should not delay recommended mammographic screening.
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Medical director, breast surgery, MemorialCare Breast Center, Long Beach Medical Center. “Oncoplastic breast surgery combines removal of the cancer with plastic surgery techniques – the best combination of science and art.”- Dr. Rayhanabad.
“If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or if you have some close family members who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be a candidate for genetic counseling.”- Molly Lehman, genetic counselor, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, Long Beach Medical Center.
Breast Cancer Survivor and Director of Oncology Services at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, urges women to get their mammograms.
“An important question to ask is – who is reading my mammogram? Look for fellowship-trained, sub-specialized breast radiologists.” – Dr. Samantha Kubaska, MD, Sub-specialized breast radiologist at the MemorialCare Breast Centers.
“We utilize something called Deep Inspiration Breath Hold to move her heart out of the way of the radiation beam when she takes a deep breath in.”- Linda Chan, MD, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology at Saddleback Medical Center and Long Beach Medical Center.
Medical Director of Breast Imaging at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, discusses the benefits of 3-D Mammography.
We want you to be well-informed in advance about your out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Our cost estimator tool offers you a way to estimate the amount for which you may be responsible prior to receiving services at MemorialCare.
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Benign breast disease, also known as benign breast conditions, are noncancerous disorders that affect the breast.
Breast density, or dense breast tissue refers to the appearance of breast tissue on a mammogram. Women with dense breasts have more dense tissue than fatty tissue.
More than 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer accounts for more than 30 percent of all cancers found in women.
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Ductography is a form of mammography where a contrast agent is injected into the milk duct of the breast. This allows a radiologist to examine abnormalities or signs of cancer in the milk duct.
Schedule your mammogram or breast imaging appointment at one of our MemorialCare Breast Center locations, conveniently located in Orange County and Los Angeles County.
Tissue samples are collected either during a minimally invasive procedure or surgery. A pathologist then examines the tissue and cells under a microscope to aid in diagnosing conditions and diseases
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Marti’s Closet, at Long Beach Medical Center and Orange Coast Medical Center, gives cancer surgery patients the opportunity to select button-down blouses free of charge. All blouses are gently worn, clean and ready to wear.
Selecting physician specialists to treat your breast cancer is an important decision to make. When selecting a team of physicians to treat breast cancer, it is important to look for specialists who are highly trained in their fields. The comprehensive teams of expert breast cancer specialists at MemorialCare Breast Centers
Our specialized breast surgeons are experts in breast-sparing surgery.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
At MemorialCare, it’s no stretch to say that we tailor our comprehensive healthcare to you. From education and prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we keep you healthy and care for you when you’re not.
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