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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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.
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.
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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.
As screening mammograms detect smaller cancers, minimal breast surgery can be used to remove tumors. In order to localize these small tumors for the breast surgeon, the procedure called preoperative wire localization is utilized.
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.
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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.
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs. Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy; it usually treats the whole body, as opposed to radiotherapy or surgery that provides focused treatment to a specific area of the body.
According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer, in the U.S. It can occur in both men and women, although very rare in men. Each year there are about 2,300 new cases of breast cancer in men and about 230,000 new cases in women.
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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