Breast Health Awareness & Prevention

Understand “Your Normal”

Instead of breast self-exams, experts now recommend that women focus on breast self-awareness. Knowing how your breasts look and feel normally will help you identify changes which may be signs of breast cancer. Speak with your physician if you notice any of the following changes:

  • Skin changes such as dimpling, color changes (redness or darkening) or unusual warmth
  • Masses and lumps that are new or not “your normal” (lumps can be common in women)
  • Nipple discharge or new nipple retraction (chronic nipple retraction can be normal but new nipple changes should be investigated with your doctor)
  • Swelling
  • Unusual appearance of any part of your breast, including nipple
  • Chronic pain in an isolated area of your breast

Know Your Risk

The more you understand your potential risk, the more you empower yourself to take proactive steps to prevent cancer, or detect it early.

The Hoag Early Risk Assessment (HERA) Program can help you identify your breast and ovarian cancer risk through genetic counseling and testing. For women with an elevated risk, Hoag offers the High Risk Ovarian and Breast Cancer (HBOC) Prevention Program. Women benefit from increased breast surveillance as well as lifestyle assessment and modifications to help prevent cancer and find incidents of cancer earlier.

Get Screened: Schedule Your Annual Mammogram

Screening, including annual mammograms, helps detect breast cancer in the early stages, when it’s easiest to treat and chances for survival are highest. Starting at age 40, women with an average risk of breast cancer should receive annual screening mammograms.

Hoag Breast Care Locations

Sue J. Gross Comprehensive Breast Center – Newport Beach

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Contact: 949-764-5780

1 Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Hoag Breast Center – Huntington Beach

Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach

Contact: 714-378-4992

19582 Beach Boulevard, Suite 150
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Hoag Breast Center – Irvine (Sand Canyon)

Hoag Health Center - Irvine (Sand Canyon)

Contact: 949-557-0180

16305 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 160
Irvine, CA 92618

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1 Hoag Drive, Building #41
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Hoag Family Cancer Center – Irvine

Hoag Health Center Irvine-Sand Canyon

Contact: 949-722-6237

16105 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618

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Hoag Imaging Center – Aliso Viejo

Hoag Health Center - Aliso Viejo

Contact: 949-764-7575

26671 Aliso Creek Road suite 106, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, USA

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Hoag Imaging Center – Costa Mesa

Hoag Health Center - Costa Mesa

Contact: 949-764-1888

1190 Baker Street, Suite 102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Hoag Imaging Center – Foothill Ranch

Hoag Health Center - Foothill Ranch

Contact: 949-557-0780

26672 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, CA 92610, USA

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Hoag Imaging Center – Irvine (Woodbridge)

Hoag Health Center - Irvine (Woodbridge)

Contact: 949-451-6000

4870 Barranca Parkway, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92604

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360 San Miguel Drive, Suite 106
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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15000 Kensington Park Drive, Suite 150
Tustin, CA 92782

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