We’re here to be your partner in breast health.
The comprehensive team of experts at the MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center in Orange County are devoted to the care of women who have breast cancer. Our oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers and other specialists are highly skilled and experienced in the field of breast cancer. They have made this their life’s work. Here at the MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, a leading breast center in Orange County, we believe breast cancer has met its match. We perform screening and diagnostic mammograms for more than 15,000 women each year, and are equipped with digital mammography, placing us on the leading-edge of breast care.
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 multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, surgeons, technologists and clinicians take a comprehensive, coordinated approach to treating breast cancer.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. It accounts for more than 30 percent of all cancers found in women. Breast cancer is not selective. The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease, and while it occurs more often in women who are over the age of 50, younger women are also at risk.
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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.
Benign breast disease, also known as benign breast conditions, are noncancerous disorders that affect the breast.
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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
Mammograms are one of the most important tools in the early detection of breast cancer. This low-dose X-ray can reveal both benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous growths when they are too small to be detected by you or your health care provider.
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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Biotherapy (also called biological therapy or immunotherapy) is a treatment to activate or repair the ability of the body’s immune system to fight cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and other diseases.
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.
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.
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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