Archive for the ‘Prevention’ Category

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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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 »

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 »