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Dr. Lisa Curcio

Dr. Lisa Curcio

Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Lisa Curcio shares her opinion on breast cancer prevention, treatment and breast health issues. South Orange County, California.

When Should Women Start Breast Cancer Screening?

There is a lively debate within the medical community to establish standards for when women should start receiving mammograms. This also extends to how frequently follow-up mammograms should be performed. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of experts that recommends health care standards to Congress and others, made a very controversial decision in 2009. They said women between the ages of 50 to 74 should get a breast cancer screening mammogram every two years. They also stated women under 50 should talk to their doctor to evaluate, based on their personal risk, if a screening mammogram was appropriate for them.

This decision caused waves of protest from numerous […]

By | October 3, 2013|Categories: Breast Cancer Screening, Dr. Lisa Curcio|Tags: |0 Comments

The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness

Despite being a highly publicized disease in this country, far too many American women do not properly understand their personal risks of developing breast cancer. The American Cancer Society projects that 40,030 Americans will die from breast cancer in 2013.

Although not every life will be saved with early detection, and some types of breast cancer are more serious than others (see Dr. John Link’s recent blog post for more information), detecting breast cancer at an early stage can lead to a better patient prognosis. Recent data from the National Cancer Institute reinforces the role early detection can play to improve a patient’s prognosis. 5-year relative survival rates […]

By | September 26, 2013|Categories: Breast Cancer, Breastlink Thrive, Dr. Lisa Curcio|1 Comment

Lisa Curcio, M.D. to Provide an Breast Cancer Orange County Talk

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 17, 2013 – Advanced Breast Specialists of Orange County at Breastlink, a comprehensive breast health center operated by a wholly-owned subsidiary of RadNet, Inc., which manages a network of outpatient imaging and comprehensive cancer treatment centers, announced Lisa Curcio, M.D. will host a free, public breast cancer Orange County talk on Thursday, August 15, 2013 entitled “You Are What You Eat.” The presentation is co-sponsored by Susan G. Komen Orange County and is a part of their 2013 Breast Health Education Series.

Dr. Curcio Breast Cancer Orange County Talk Details:

  • WHAT: Please join Dr. Lisa Curcio as she will discuss how diet can affect your risk of […]
By | July 17, 2013|Categories: Dr. Lisa Curcio, Press Releases|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dr. Lisa Curcio on Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Surgery

Lymphedema after breast cancer surgery is a concern shared by many patients. Dr. Lisa Curcio, a breast care specialist and surgeon at the Advanced Breast Care at Breastlink – Saddleback, discussed lymphedema conditions, symptoms and treatments with LymphConnect.com in a 3:36 video.

Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery

Lymphedema after breast cancer surgery is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the arm following the removal of the under arm (axillary) lymph nodes. Symptoms may become evident days, months or sometimes even years after a breast cancer surgery.

As Dr. Curcio explains in the video “the symptoms can be very subtle. Often, it is asymptomatic, swelling of the arm. It is often not noticed […]

By | May 8, 2013|Categories: Breast Conditions, Breast Surgery, Dr. Lisa Curcio|Tags: |0 Comments

Dr. Lisa Curcio’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

Newly diagnosed patients can benefit from hearing a breast cancer survivor story. Such stories can inspire hope and shed light on some of the challenges newly diagnosed patients might face in their own journey. Although every patient has a unique journey, a diagnosis of breast cancer can create a special bond of inspiration and sisterhood.

Dr. Lisa Curcio’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

Dr. Lisa Curcio shared her life altering breast cancer survivor story with CBS and KCAL news in 2011. She was diagnosed with breast cancer just nine months after the birth of her first child and two year’s after her wedding. In the three and a half minute video clip […]

By | May 7, 2013|Categories: Breastlink Thrive, Dr. Lisa Curcio|0 Comments
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