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Santa Monica Breast Center
Welcome to the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica where our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of comprehensive, yet personalized breast care. Learn more »

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In the News

Santa Monica Daily Press tells patient’s story of prompt treatment from UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica

Nicole von Riesen, 43, didn’t want to wait a month for her MRI. She didn’t even really want to wait another hour. At the end of May, she went in for a regular mammogram. Then another. Then a biopsy. After that, the doctors scheduled a MRI. More »

What to Expect

Breast cancer.

It's the diagnosis virtually all women fear, and understandably so. Breast cancer strikes one of every eight women in this country and almost everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with this disease.

However, with early diagnosis and advances in treatment, breast cancer can be treated successfully and, in many cases, cured.

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Understanding Surgery

Surgery is usually the first line of treatment for breast cancer unless the tumor is very large or has spread to other parts of the body. The surgical options for breast cancer include:

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