We’re here to be your partner in breast health.
MemorialCare Breast Centers are among the most comprehensive breast cancer centers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Our compassionate physicians and staff are solely dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. MemorialCare Breast Centers are on the leading edge of breast care—equipped with state-of-the-art digital and 3D mammography.
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 multi-disciplinary team of expert physicians, surgeons, technologists and clinicians take a comprehensive, coordinated approach to treating breast cancer.
A potential side effect of any of the COVID -19 vaccines is transient swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit. This occurs due to the expected activation of your body’s immune system and quickly clears on its own. Unfortunately, the swollen lymph nodes if seen on a mammogram can be mistaken for a sign of breast cancer.
In order to avoid unnecessary concern and workups, our MemorialCare Breast Center recommends women get their screening mammogram either before starting the COVID-19 vaccination process or delaying it until 4 weeks after their second shot.
It is vitally important that women not miss their annual screening mammograms. With the proper timing, women can safely receive the vaccine and their screening mammograms.
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Medical director, breast surgery, MemorialCare Breast Center, Long Beach Medical Center. “Oncoplastic breast surgery combines removal of the cancer with plastic surgery techniques – the best combination of science and art.”- Dr. Rayhanabad.
“If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or if you have some close family members who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be a candidate for genetic counseling.”- Molly Lehman, genetic counselor, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, Long Beach Medical Center.
Breast Cancer Survivor and Director of Oncology Services at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, urges women to get their mammograms.
“An important question to ask is – who is reading my mammogram? Look for fellowship-trained, sub-specialized breast radiologists.” – Dr. Samantha Kubaska, MD, Sub-specialized breast radiologist at the MemorialCare Breast Centers.
“We utilize something called Deep Inspiration Breath Hold to move her heart out of the way of the radiation beam when she takes a deep breath in.”- Linda Chan, MD, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology at Saddleback Medical Center and Long Beach Medical Center.
Medical Director of Breast Imaging at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, discusses the benefits of 3-D Mammography.
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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.
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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