Breast cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer among women in the United States. At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology in Beverly Hills, California, female radiation oncologist Rosalyn Morrell, MD, approaches breast cancer treatment with knowledge and understanding of a woman's experience as well as a background in breast cancer research. For compassion and expertise in breast cancer treatment, call the office or book an appointment online today.
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.
Following skin cancer, 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.
Breast cancer symptoms vary from person to person. Many people with breast cancer don’t experience symptoms at all, which is why breast cancer screening is so crucial.
Warning signs of breast cancer may include:
If you have any of these signs or symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away.
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.
Radiation therapy kills breast cancer cells with high-power energy beams, such as X-rays or protons. You may receive external beam radiation therapy in a large machine, or Dr. Morrell may place radioactive material inside your body (brachytherapy). She uses imaging technology to guide the radiation therapy to the precise location of the breast cancer.
At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, Dr. Morrell applies her previous research in breast cancer to create a personalized radiation therapy treatment 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. Radiation therapy can last from three days to six weeks.
For the highest-quality care in breast cancer treatment, call CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, or book an appointment online today.