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.
For your convenience, our breast centers include:
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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As part of the cancer care multi-disciplinary team, radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care, with surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.
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.
At MemorialCare, we know that being well-informed will help you make the best choices about your cancer care when you consult with our physicians. We have provided some links to independent online resources for breast cancer information.
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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