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.
Breast Imaging Capabilities:
- 3D digital mammography
- High-resolution breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Tumor localizations
- Bone densitometry
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.
For your convenience, our breast centers include:
- Fast turnaround time for screening results.
- Comfortable, spa-like environment.
- Easily accessible location with ample free parking.
- Flexible scheduling with same-day, Saturday and early evening appointments available.
- Breast-specific patient portal for notifications and reports.
- Online access to medical records via myChart.
Our Care Team
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.
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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.
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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Schedule your mammogram or breast imaging appointment at one of our MemorialCare Breast Center locations, conveniently located in Orange County and Los Angeles County.
Not all breasts are the same. In fact, 40% of women have dense breast tissue which is associated with a slight increased risk of developing breast cancer. More importantly, dense breast tissue can mask a breast cancer on a traditional 2D mammogram or mimic one when none exists.
In addition to a mammogram screening, your Breast Center health care provider may recommend a breast ultrasound. A breast ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create an internal image of your breast. This breast screening allows our specialized physicians to get a closer look at the chest walls and breast lumps
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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.
Targeted therapy uses customized chemotherapeutic drugs to treat cancer by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells. Each patient’s cancer cells are unique and each patient responds differently to chemotherapies.
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.
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