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Huntington Hospital’s Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center just launched its very first survivorship program that explored cancer-related issues and taught self-care techniques to cancer survivors and caregivers.

The 10-week course, taught by a multidisciplinary team of breast experts, addresses an array of topics including: nutrition and supplements, weight management, improving energy and sleep, coping with stress, post-radiation care, and holistic methods of pain control.

This is another way we treat the whole patient, not just the cancer. That’s the Huntington difference.

For more information, please call (626) 397-2524.

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Ruth Williamson, MD, medical director,
breast cancer services (right),
is pictured with breast-cancer survivor
Eleanor Randall.
Jeannie Shen, MD, medical director,
breast surgery (left), is pictured
with breast-cancer survivor
Nancy Pierson.

Breast Cancer 101

  • What: A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes – helping diagnose cancer in the early stages, before becoming symptomatic.
  • Who: Women should get a screening mammogram every year starting at the age of 40 (earlier if there is a history of breast cancer in your family).
  • When: Annual mammograms should be continued regardless of a woman’s age, as long as she does not have serious, chronic health problems.
  • Why: Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to screening and early detection.
  • Talk to your doctor about getting a referral for a mammogram today!

The Latest news in breast cancer research

Our physicians attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium every year to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of breast cancer.

This past December, an important study was presented called the SOFT (Suppression of Ovarian Function) trial — the results will change the treatment of premenopausal breast cancer patients.

The drug tamoxifen (an estrogen receptor blocker) has been the standard hormonal therapy in premenopausal women with breast cancer for many years. It alone remains an excellent option for lower risk patients, but for women at higher risk of relapse, exemestane plus ovarian suppression is a new standard of care. Click here to learn more.

In greatful recognition

Huntington Hospital is extremely grateful for the significant endowment from
Jim and Eleanor Randall
to support ongoing excellence in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

RibbonHuntington Hospital offers free support groups,

programs, as well as educational and exercise classes —
CLICK HERE to see the dates and times they’re offered.

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