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What is “Chemo Brain”?

“Chemo brain” is a side effect of cancer treatment. It mostly affects patients who receive chemotherapy, but it can affect other cancer patients as well. Patients describe it as a “fog” that makes it hard to think clearly. Fortunately, “chemo brain” only affects patients while they’re being treated for cancer. Symptoms appear when treatment starts and fades after it’s finished. Though sometimes these symptoms can linger for several months or several years following treatment, most patients make a full recovery and suffer no or very minimal long-term side effects.

What are the Symptoms of “Chemo Brain?”

“Chemo brain” impairs your ability to think. Some of the most common symptoms are:

  1. Difficulty […]
By | September 16, 2016|Categories: Breast Cancer|0 Comments

Breastlink’s Marica Ray Center Provides Breast Cancer Screening in Glendale

For over 20 years, Breastlink has helped thousands of women all across southern California. Originally centered in Orange and Riverside Counties, Breastlink has recently expanded into Los Angeles with the opening of the Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center in Glendale. The new location will make it easy for women to obtain mammograms and other diagnostic breast imaging from top radiologists without traveling far from their homes in Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley.

How Breast Imaging Improves Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer affects more women than almost every other type of cancer. Breast imaging provides doctors with the information necessary to prevent, diagnose, and treat breast cancer early and effectively. […]

By | August 5, 2016|Categories: Cancer News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Breastlink Welcomes Dr. Shlomit Ein-gal

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Shlomit Ein-Gal, MD, a board-certified oncologist, recently joined Breastlink, where she will primarily work with patients out of our offices in Orange and Laguna Hills. Dr. Ein-Gal has been treating patients in Orange County since 2010 when she began fellowship training at University of California, Irvine (UCI). Her impressive academic background and clinical experience makes Dr. Ein-Gal a strong fit to join the Breastlink team.

 

Dr. Ein-Gal’s Academic Background

Prior to joining Breastlink, Dr. Ein-Gal worked with a private oncology practice in Laguna Niguel. She had previously completed a hematology-oncology fellowship at UCI. She also completed a UCLA Kennamer General Internal Medicine Fellowship.

A native […]

By | March 1, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|1 Comment

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 […]

By | February 25, 2016|Categories: Breast Cancer Screening, Cancer Research|0 Comments

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 […]

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Trends in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Survival Rates

The long-term survival rate for women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or non-invasive breast cancer is excellent, according to a new study released in August. The study, “Breast Cancer Mortality After a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ” revealed that this held true regardless of the type of treatment. […]

By | December 21, 2015|Categories: Cancer News, Oncology|0 Comments

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
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