Breast Cancer

Intimacy after breast cancer is a topic that is gaining much-needed attention in both patient communities and among healthcare providers. While it's clear that we still have a long way to go, it's essential to recognize the significance of addressing the impact of breast cancer...

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of breast cancer and its impact on women's health. However, it is essential to recognize that breast cancer does not discriminate based on gender. Men, too, can be affected by this disease. While breast cancer in...

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has revised its breast cancer screening guidelines in light of recent data highlighting the rising rates of breast cancer in younger women. The new draft recommends that all women, regardless of race, ethnicity, or breast density, should undergo...

Breast cancer screening guidelines and recommendations frequently change and it can be confusing to figure out the best plan. One of the major recent points of discussion has been around dense breasts and if any additional breast cancer screening such as MRIs should be recommended...

There are a number of reasons that a virtual consultation or follow-up might be the best way for you to meet with our providers, and we are excited to connect with you in this way. We’ve put together the information below on what to expect...

Since our recent feature in a media story on sensation-preserving mastectomies, we’ve found that there are a number of misconceptions about the approach and, more generally, on sensation after mastectomies.  Here are some of the most frequent myths and misconceptions about preservation sensation after mastectomy,...

One of the most common operations performed for the treatment of breast cancer is a complete mastectomy, which involves removal of all of the breast tissue.  Mastectomy approaches have evolved over time and many women are now able to safely have nipple-sparing mastectomies in the...

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it felt like getting diagnosed with something I treat every day was, for the most part, a huge help. I had access to quick reading of my pathology and radiology results by physicians I...

October 22, 2019 In this op-ed, Dr. Anne Peled, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing aesthetic, reconstructive, and breast cancer surgery in San Francisco, discusses how the prospect of breast numbness after a mastectomy can prevent patients from seeking this life-saving treatment — and how there are new...