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Research Points to Benefits of 3D Mammography

Digital tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, has emerged as an effective breast imaging tool. 3D mammography combines conventional 2-dimensional mammogram images with additional 3-dimensional views. This enables enhanced views of breast tissue and research suggests 3D mammography offers several benefits over conventional 2D mammography.

Improved Cancer Detection Rate & Reduced Recall Rate

Numerous studies have shown the benefit of 3D mammography over conventional 2D mammography.  Both prospective and retrospective trials have shown a significant increase in cancer detection and a decrease in recall rate with 3D mammography.

One prospective randomized trial, published April 2013 in Radiology by Skaane et al.[1] compared 3D and 2D mammography in more than 12,000 patients. Researchers […]

Congress Passes Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

The Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA), passed by Congress in December 2015, is federal legislation aimed at improving awareness of certain rights afforded to breast cancer patients. The Women’s Health Care and Cancer Rights Act, enacted in 1998, requires health plans that provide coverage for breast cancer care to include coverage for breast reconstruction. However, many patients remain unaware of this right. The goal of the  BCPEA is to help spread this information to breast cancer patients.

Patients Often Uninformed About Breast Reconstruction

Around 42 percent of women who undergo mastectomy subsequently undergo breast reconstruction, according to a study published August 2014 in JAMA […]

By |January 25, 2016|Categories: Breast Surgery, Cancer News|0 Comments

Singer-Songwriter Donates Album Proceeds to CRC

Raven Quinn, a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, recently released her third album The Acoustic EP. While you may be surprised to find music news on our blog, this album holds special significance for Raven and for us. It was the first album she released since her breast cancer diagnosis in June of 2015, and she is graciously donating one-half of all proceeds to breast cancer research through the Cancer Research Collaboration, a non-profit working with Breastlink Medical Group.

The album is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon.com, and everywhere digital music is sold. Signed and personalized physical copies of the album are available in Raven’s store at www.ravenquinn.com. CDs can also […]

By |January 18, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

Integrated Cancer Institute Welcomes Breastlink’s Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

Nimmi Kapoor, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified oncology surgeon, has been appointed Medical Director of Breastlink at the Encino Breast Care Center. Breastlink will relocate to the Integrated Cancer Institute when construction is completed in 2016.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Cancer Care

Breastlink was established in 1995 by Dr. John Link, a medical oncologist, who helped to develop one of the nation’s first comprehensive breast health centers at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The Breastlink approach to breast cancer care incorporates the expertise of breast cancer specialists in oncology, imaging, surgery and reconstruction surgery. Women treated with this multidisciplinary model benefit from the collective expertise of a team specifically dedicated to breast […]

Breast-Dedicated Surgeon Dr. Lisa Guerra Joins Breastlink

Lisa E. Guerra, MD, a fellowship-trained breast-dedicated surgeon, recently joined Breastlink and will work out of our new location in Newport Beach. Dr. Guerra has spent the last seven years serving Newport Beach patients as a surgeon at the Hoag Breast Center. Her background in oncoplastic surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy and risk management will make Dr. Guerra a valuable addition to the Breastlink team. […]

By |December 10, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

Breastlink Brings Multidisciplinary Breast Care to Newport Beach

For more than 20 years, the multidisciplinary team at Breastlink has provided comprehensive breast health services to the women of Orange County. With locations in Orange, Laguna Hills and Murrieta, Breastlink has expanded to Newport Beach. Now, even more women can benefit from Breastlink services at a location convenient to them. […]

By |December 7, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

What is Mastectomy?

Most breast cancer treatments require some combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Mastectomy refers to the surgical removal of the breast, but not necessarily the whole breast. […]

By |November 16, 2015|Categories: Breast Surgery|0 Comments

Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatment methods for fighting breast cancer. Typically used in combination with surgery, chemotherapy helps to kill breast cancer cells whether they reside within the breast or have managed to escape throughout the body. […]

By |October 26, 2015|Categories: Oncology|0 Comments

What is a Lumpectomy?

Lumpectomy refers to the surgical removal of a lump or mass from the breast. During a typical lumpectomy procedure, your surgeon will remove a lump, be it cancerous or benign, from the breast along with some nearby healthy tissue to make sure nothing was left behind. […]

By |October 12, 2015|Categories: Breast Surgery|0 Comments

Introducing Dr. Hang Dang, Our New Breast Surgical Oncologist

Hang T. Dang, D.O, a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, recently joined the Breastlink medical staff. With an impressive academic background in breast surgery and a strong understanding of the evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care, Dr. Dang is a valuable addition to the Breastlink team. As we expand our breast health services, adding a talented breast surgical oncologist to our team will allow us to better meet patient needs. […]

By |October 8, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments
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