Tulsa Cancer Institute Advanced Cancer Care

Tulsa Cancer Institute Advanced Cancer Care

Not too long ago you found a lump on the side of your breast.

A couple of your friends and your mother have experienced this before and their results were benign. Now it is your turn, as you sit and read a magazine and wait in an examination room, you are certain that your results will be the same and everything will return to normal.

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Oklahoma Project Woman Fighting breast cancer through prevention and education for all

By Allison Radcliffe

In 1995, Sue Ford and Barbara Schwarz identified a need in Tulsa to help women pay for mammograms. As volunteers for the Reach to Recovery program of the American Cancer Society, Sue and Barbara received many phone calls from women seeking mammography screening who did not have insurance that covered mammography or the financial means to pay for it. They decided to do something about it.

Breast Reconstruction after Cancer heals more than just the Body

Written By Dr. Anureet K. Bajaj

I chose to become a plastic surgeon because of my passion for reconstructive surgery; so, breast reconstruction forms a significant portion of my practice. Every day, I hear stories from women about how breast reconstruction has changed their lives – patients will say, “I didn’t feel like a woman before because breasts are what make you a woman,” or “I feel whole now.” I have had patients tell me they have never allowed their husbands to see them naked after their mastectomies, and others who are brought to tears after seeing the results of their reconstruction.

Breakthrough Breast Screening Technology Arrives in Oklahoma City – 3D Mammography

Early Detection . . . Even Earlier

Tracy Cothran, BSRT (R) (M)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed annually in October with the mission to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research, screening, diagnosis and treatment. The Oklahoma Breast Care Center would like to remind all women 40 and over to get an annual mammogram as recommended by The American Cancer Society. It is also important for women to receive a breast exam by their health care provider every one to two years and all women should begin monthly breast self-examination in their 20s.

One In Eight Women Will Develop Breast Cancer In Her Lifetime …

Will you be the one who develops breast cancer this year?

By Julie Cannedy

However, 90 percent of breast cancer cases can be treated successfully if the cancer is detected early. Mammograms are the key to early detection. A tumor can keep growing for as long as seven years before you or your physician can feel it, but mammograms can pinpoint these abnormalities well before they reach the dangerous stage. Despite the importance of early detection, however, a large percentage of women older than 40 (who physicians recommend have mammograms annually) have never had a mammogram in their life. Not one.