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The Exciting Future of AI and Mammography – and Physicians

Headlines around the world the past several months declared that artificial intelligence (AI) is better at detecting breast cancer than human radiologists. Can artificial intelligence really read my own mammogram better than me? That would be intriguing, if it were true. In fact, there are no studies to date proving that AI technology reads mammograms … Continued

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How to Tell Your Children You Have Breast Cancer

Twelve percent of women will get breast cancer at some point in their life. Getting a cancer diagnosis is devastating and will have a huge impact on a woman’s life. What’s foremost on the mind of a mother with breast cancer — helping her children cope along the journey. This, of course, begins with communication. … Continued

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Hoag Nationally Recognized For Breast Centers

Hoag Breast Center is the first and only hospital in Orange County to be named a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence – the highest level of accreditation – by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). Recognized for the seventh consecutive year, Hoag Breast Center first received this prestigious designation in 2013 … Continued

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Cancer deaths related to breast implants!

For the past six months headlines like the one above have been peppering the news, social media and the internet, raising questions about cancer risks of breast implants. Congress and the FDA even weighed in with hearings and press releases, as well as letters alerting health practitioners to be on the lookout. What is all … Continued

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MRI Safety in Breast Cancer Screening

The numbers are scary: The average woman has a 12 percent risk of developing breast cancer at some point in her life. For women with certain genetic mutations or risk factors, lifetime risk can climb to 85 percent. Even more terrifying than the numbers, however, are the rumors; rumors that the contrast dye used in … Continued

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Connect at Hoag for Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Whoever said you can’t get anything worthwhile for free didn’t know about the upcoming Hoag event, “Demystifying the Breast Cancer Experience” at Hoag Hospital, which also happens to fall on the first week of October, otherwise known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized to raise … Continued

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Not Quite Healthy, Not Quite Sick, Women at Risk of Hereditary Cancer can 'Fall Through the Medical Cracks'

Somaya Ishaq's family members didn't understand: Why would she have her ovaries removed when she was 35 years old and healthy? Ishaq learned last year that she had a BRCA mutation, a genetic abnormality that puts her at an increased risk of cancer. She worried most about ovarian cancer, which her mother battled at a … Continued

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Hoag Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program Names a Co-Director

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has named Dr. Lisa Abaid co-director of gynecologic oncology for the Breast & Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program. “The most effective cure for ovarian cancer is prevention, so 'prevention' is prominent in our program's name,” Abaid, a Hoag medical staff member since 2008, said in a statement. “As a result of … Continued

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HPV Vaccination and Regular Pap Screenings can Greatly Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer

Many people think eradicating cancer is an unattainable goal. But for cervical cancer, we are well on our way to doing just that. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death in women in the U.S. But we are on the cusp of vanquishing this disease thanks to regular Pap screening and a vaccine … Continued

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100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women's Health Programs

Becker's Hospital Review again named Hoag to its list of 100 Hospitals & Health Systems with Great Women's Health Programs. Hoag clinicians have delivered nearly 200,000 babies since the nonprofit hospital's founding in 1952. The hospital contains a 14-bed specialty antepartum unit for high-risk obstetric patients, an 18-bed labor and delivery unit with three cesarean … Continued

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