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