Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Dr. Morrell has the knowledge and understanding of a woman’s experience as well as a background in breast cancer research to provide patients with individualized treatment plans tailored for their needs, rather than providing a one-size-fits-all approach like many other practices do today. At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology in Beverly Hills, California, our approach with compassion and expertise in breast cancer treatment, delivers great results. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

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Precision Treatment

When you’re facing a diagnosis of breast cancer, it can be hard to know what information is most relevant and helpful. To develop the most effective treatment plan, Dr. Morrell and her expert team carefully considers a variety of factors, including how fast the cancer is growing, whether it has spread, and the patient’s overall health. Radiation may be used alone, or in conjunction with other therapies:

Surgery, often followed by

  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when breast cells mutate and then multiply in an uncontrolled way. The abnormal cells cause a mass or tumor to develop in your breast tissue.

Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer in American women. Men can also get breast cancer, but it’s more common in women.

Early detection and personalized treatment like the care Dr. Morrell provides at CenterPoint Radiation Oncology increases your likelihood of overcoming breast cancer.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast cancer symptoms vary from person to person. Many people with breast cancer don’t experience symptoms at all. That’s why annual breast cancer screening is so crucial.

Warning signs of breast cancer may include:

  • A new lump in the breast or underarm area
  • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast
  • Pain in the breast
  • Changes to the skin on the breast, like dimpling
  • Changes in the breast size or shape
  • Nipple inversion or pain
  • Nipple discharge other than milk

If you have any of these signs or symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away.

What breast cancer treatments are available?

There are many options for breast cancer treatment. Surgery is the most common approach to breast cancer treatment. However, many women receive additional treatments after surgery, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy.

How does radiation therapy treat breast cancer?

Radiation therapy kills breast cancer cells with high-power energy beams, such as photons or protons. You may receive external beam radiation therapy in a large machine called a linear accelerator, or Dr. Morrell may place radioactive material inside your body (brachytherapy). She uses imaging technology to guide the radiation therapy to the precise location that needs to be treated.

At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, Dr. Morrell applies her deep research experience in breast cancer to create a personalized radiation therapy plan for your specific needs. She determines the best approach to treatment based on the type of breast cancer you have and the location of your tumor.

For the highest-quality care in breast cancer treatment in Los Angeles, please call CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, or book an appointment online today.

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Get the answers you need immediately so you can make decisions about your treatment and begin your journey back to health. We offer initial consultations and second-opinion appointments within 48 hours. Visit us virtually from the comfort of your home or in-person in our Beverly Hills office.

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