Tag: Breast Cancer

Keeping Your Self-Esteem Up After a Mastectomy

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   The road to breast reconstruction starts following the diagnosis of breast cancer, often identified after mammogram imaging, a type of X-ray that looks at breast tissue. If a subsequent biopsy tests positive for cancer, the battle to fight it begins. If it’s […]

The Imperfect Screening Technology for Breast Cancer

Imagine the sheer anxiety of waiting for your mammogram results to come in only to realize that it is not conclusive and that more tests need to be done for a breast cancer diagnosis. The screening for breast cancer is so limiting due to the resolution of the imaging we use today, and can sometimes […]

Breast Cancer Survivors

Being diagnosed with cancer is scary. There are so many appointments to make, doctors to see, and treatments to consider. While a majority of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer regularly attend their follow-up appointments, 21% of women who had early stage cancer seemed to stop going to their doctors for follow-up care […]

Weight Loss After Menopause Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

  We’ve long known that being overweight and obese increases a woman’s risk of many different types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.  In case you were looking for another reason to lose those extra pounds, a recent article published in Cancer last week has shown that a 5% drop in weight in […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of Family History

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and no doubt you’ve been seeing the pink ribbons and stickers every now and then.  Of the many things that are important to early detection and completely curing breast cancer, we’re going to talk about your family history. It’s important that you ask your parents and aunts and […]

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US By Kristina Dragovic, DO   Recent studies performed by the World Health Organization (WHO) led by French researcher Cecile Pizot found that in the majority of countries studied, there has been a downtrend in the number of deaths caused by breast cancer over the last 30 years; 46% […]

Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey finds

  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, physician recommended breast-screening practices vary depending on their own specializations and trust in different screening guidelines. A hotly debated topic among professional societies, the optimal times and frequencies for screening has not been firmly established. Since physician recommendation is one of the most […]

Scalp-Cooling Caps Help Prevent Hair Loss in Chemotherapy

    Hair loss is such a common side effect of chemotherapy medication that it has become an almost universal symbol for cancer. Losing hair can add emotional distress to what is already an incredibly difficult time for patients. It is normal to feel upset about hair loss. It can take away patient privacy, forcing […]

Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography now at El Camino Hospital

By Silaja Yitta, MD Director of Breast Imaging & Intervention at El Camino Hospital What an exciting time in breast health! With the latest technology in cancer detection, we are finding breast cancer at earlier stages resulting in improved outcomes for our patients. Did you know that the 5 year survival rate for stage 1 breast cancer […]

Restore your Sexuality after menopause

The MonaLisa Touch treatment is available at El Camino Women’s Medical Group.   Call the office (650-396-8110) or email Shar (Shar@ElCaminoWomen.com) for more information. Serving Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, […]