We’re here to be your partner in breast health.
The MemorialCare Breast Centers at Long Beach Medical Center and Los Alamitos specialize in the early detection of breast cancer – utilizing state-of-the-art technology, for the highest level of breast imaging.
The MemorialCare Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and American College of Radiology, which means patients have access to comprehensive care, a multi-disciplinary team and quality breast care.
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We are an inter-disciplinary breast care team, all with sub-specialized training and extensive experience, working together in order to ensure the best outcomes for the patients we serve. Care is provided at convenient locations in a patient-centric, compassionate manner.
Our fellowship-trained, sub-specialized, all female radiologists are focused exclusively on breast imaging and intervention. Clinical studies have shown that this focus results in more accurate imaging interpretation and a higher quality of care.
If the need arises, our team of breast surgeons, breast oncologists and breast radiation oncologists have extensive experience managing all subtypes of breast cancer. Utilizing advanced techniques, our sub-specialized team has the knowledge and tools to return you to health.
Our certified breast care navigators possess the extensive knowledge and skills to compassionately navigate patients through the breast cancer journey, ensuring that patients receive timely exam results and are scheduled for appropriate follow-up care.
Approximately five to 10 percent of breast cancers are shown to be hereditary, linked to abnormal genes passed from parent to child. Our certified genetic counselors help patients understand their hereditary risk factors. They will review your family history to determine if genetic testing is appropriate. Should you have genetic testing, our counselor will review and explain your results.
The MemorialCare Breast Center at Long Beach Medical Center urges women to know what is normal for their bodies and know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Early detection is crucial in the battle against breast cancer. Listen as Homayoon Sanati, MD, Medical Director, MemorialCare Breast Center, Long Beach Medical Center discusses how can women reduce their risk of breast cancer.
Detecting breast cancer early is essential to fighting the disease. The media constantly reports new guidelines, but what do breast experts recommend? Long Beach Memorial’s breast health expert offers insight on screening guidelines for breast cancer.
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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.
Osteoporosis is a process that develops within the bones and makes them fragile and more likely to fracture. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. According to studies, 25 percent of men and 50 percent of women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
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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
Breast MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer. It produces a clear, sharp image capturing even the tiniest irregularities.
Women of all ages are encouraged to perform monthly self-exams to feel for any changes or lumps in the breasts. Self-exams allow you to be very familiar with your breasts, making it easier to detect when there is a change.
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Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) integrates a lumpectomy (the removal of a tumor from the breast) and radiation treatment into a single surgery. During IORT, a precise, concentrated radiation dose is delivered to the tumor immediately after it’s removed.
There are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S. today. Although the initial cancer care may be complete, there is still physical, emotional and psychological healing to be done. Everyone’s experience is different, therefore it is important to customize your plan to address individual needs.
MemorialCare Patient Navigators help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients gain awareness of resources and services available to them during this difficult time. They also assist with care coordination, symptom management, and education to help get them through the journey.
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.
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