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Revlon/UCLA Breast Center: Westwood Location, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles

Diagnostic & Follow-Up Program

The Diagnostic & Follow-up Program at the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center is designed for women who have an abnormal breast imaging study, a palpable breast lump, other breast symptoms, or a newly diagnosed breast condition requiring surgical treatment. The Diagnostic & Follow-up Program is attended by surgeons of the Breast Center and is available Monday through Friday. Women are advised to bring all breast-related studies to their consultation for a more thorough discussion at the conclusion of their meetings.

  • First Consultation
    During the first consultation, the surgeon will review the breast-related history of each woman and will perform a breast-focused examination. If there is any X-ray study available, they will also be reviewed by the surgeon. For some women, additional studies may be required before a definitive diagnosis can be made or a surgery can be recommended. Some of the needed breast imaging studies may be done on the same day of the appointment. The other studies may be scheduled on a later date. At the conclusion of their consultations, women will learn the assessment of their breast condition and a plan for further work-up or for surgical treatment.
  • Post-operative
    After surgery, women will return to their surgeons to discuss their pathology findings, and to have a wound check. Some women may also need to see other cancer specialists for multidisciplinary treatment. Their surgeon will discuss such needs and make arrangements when appropriate. Additional topics discussed include nutritional guidance, lifestyle promoting breast health, psychosocial support, and prevention of arm swelling. Management of post-menopausal symptoms may also be discussed during the postoperative visit.
  • Long-term Follow-up
    For women who have completed their treatment or diagnostic work-up, they may choose to return to their surgeon for long-term follow-up to make sure appropriate surveillance is provided.
  • Services
    The Diagnostic & Follow-up Program is open daily Monday through Friday, and there are four surgeons providing this service on different days of the week.
  • Goals
    The goal of the Diagnostic & Follow-up Program is to provide prompt medical attention to any breast-related problems, particularly breast cancer. Women can choose the doctor or the day that they would like to be seen. A thorough evaluation and customized recommendations will be provided to each woman at their first consultation.

     

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