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Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

About Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

Dr. Nimmi Kapoor is a surgical oncologist specializing in breast and thyroid conditions. She practices at Breastlink Encino.

Breast Density Article in Annals of Surgical Oncology

Breast density, and how it affects the detection and treatment of breast cancer, is increasingly becoming a topic of discussion amongst patients, doctors and even politicians. Recent legislation passed in many states, including California, now require mammography centers to inform patients if they have dense breast tissue.

Dense breast tissue is made-up of more connective tissue than less dense, or fatty, breast tissue.  As a result, dense breast tissue appears more white on a mammogram, making it harder to identify some cancers. Equally important is the four-fold increased rate of breast cancer associated with increased breast density. That is to say that not only is it harder to detect breast […]

By | March 8, 2013|Categories: Breast Conditions, Breast Surgery|Tags: , |21 Comments

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium – Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Logo 2012The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is one of the most highly esteemed breast cancer conferences in the world. This is where the updates of the most influential breast cancer trials are reported, and where breakthrough discoveries in the science of breast cancer are described. The wealth of information shared at this five-day marathon conference is enormous. I only wish I had more time to digest it all. Our understanding of breast cancer biology and treatment is continually changing, which is why the SABCS is a critical venue for anyone involved in the care of […]

By | December 21, 2012|Categories: Cancer Research|Tags: |0 Comments

Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

One of the more notable surgical advances in breast cancer treatment and prevention is nipple sparing mastectomy. This is a surgical technique similar to the traditional mastectomy that removes the whole breast, but unique in that it spares the skin, nipple and areola. This is then followed by immediate reconstruction.

While our goal in breast cancer treatment is limited surgery and breast preservation, at least 25% of patients will still require, or desire, mastectomy. By preserving the nipple, the psychological burden of mastectomy is greatly reduced. The nipple is central to the concept of breast preservation, and in properly selected patients, nipple-sparing mastectomy can provide the best treatment and cosmesis.

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By | October 4, 2012|Categories: Breast Surgery|Tags: |0 Comments
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