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Breast Cancer

CenterPoint Radiation Oncology

Rosalyn Morrell, MD

Radiation Oncologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

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

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.

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.

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, which is why 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 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.

 

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