Medications can Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

There are a variety of factors that increase breast cancer risk, some of which respond well to risk-reducing medications. The term “chemoprevention” is a term often used to describe a number of risk reducing drugs intended for the purpose of decreasing breast cancer risk.

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Are you at high risk for breast cancer?

By now, many people are aware that having a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene increases the risk of getting breast cancer. What about other factors that increase risk?

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Theradome™ and Pink Lotus Breast Center Join Forces to Help Women Recover from Cancer-Related Hair Loss

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 12, 2014 Theradome™, manufacturer of the first and only FDA-cleared wearable, over-the-counter hair restoration device, announces a new partnership with the Pink Lotus Breast Center. Beginning October 15, the Pink Lotus Breast Center will host an exciting giveaway in which three women recovering from breast cancer will be chosen to receive a free limited edition pink Theradome™ LH80 PRO helmet to help restore their hair. Read the rest of this entry »

Breast Self Exam

Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk demonstrates to the viewers of Home & Family how to perform a proper breast self exam. Read the rest of this entry »

The California Breast Density Law

California legislature recently passed a law requiring that women who have screening mammograms are informed by their health care provider if they have dense breast tissue. This makes California the 5th state in the nation to require this notification.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Patient’s Journey: Angelina Jolie

In an article in the New York Times today, My Medical Choice, Angelina Jolie promised to share some background about her medical treatment with women seeking more information about BRCA gene Read the rest of this entry »

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

A sentinel lymph node is the first node or nodes in the armpit that receive the lymphatic drainage from the breast.  If cancer exists in the breast, it might escape to the armpit lymph Read the rest of this entry »

BRCA Gene Mutations

In 2013, we expect 232,340 new invasive breast cancers plus 64,640 in situ (pre-invasive) cancers, and 40,030 deaths; 2240 of those cancers  Read the rest of this entry »

Prophylactic Breast Dye Injection (PBDI): An Innovative Idea from the Pink Lotus Breast Center

Whenever women have an operation for breast cancer, surgeons routinely check the armpit to see if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. This is called a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Read the rest of this entry »

Self Health 15 Minute Smoothie

During my keynote speech to the American Cancer Society’s Young Professionals group in Hollywood, I shared one of my favorite recipes – not just to stay healthy, but also to Read the rest of this entry »

Pink Lotus Breast Center First in the U.S. to Launch GE’s Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Pink Lotus Breast Center, a comprehensive and integrative breast center exclusively dedicated to the prevention, screening, Read the rest of this entry »

Divorced due to cancer?

I am curious to know, how many people get a divorce after the diagnosis of breast cancer. I know of several women, including myself, that found themselves single in the midst of all the turmoil Read the rest of this entry »

Early Detection: Uncompromising and Redefined

Most women do not look forward to their annual mammograms. After all, who wants to be reminded that there is a 1 in 8 chance that you might get breast cancer in your lifetime? Read the rest of this entry »

Does Cancer Change You?

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you might have a fear of the word cancer and if it will change who you are. The questions that ran through my mind on the day I was diagnosed Read the rest of this entry »

My Cancer Journey Begins Now

So far, my cancer journey has been pretty easy. I’ve just gone to some appointments to meet with the members of my new healthcare team which includes a breast surgeon, oncologist and breast navigator Read the rest of this entry »