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For years, Terry McMurtrey put off her mammogram because she had no family history of breast cancer. She waited six years between mammograms. Then the day before her mammogram at Clovis Community Medical Center’s Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, she felt something in her left breast.
No time to waste
The mammogram confirmed that something was amiss in her left breast. McMurtrey soon followed the mammogram with a breast ultrasound to get a more complete look and then a biopsy at the Radin Breast Care Center.
The most common risk factors for developing breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. However, 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by a gene that can be inherited from your mother or father.
What is Breast Density?
Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous and glandular tissue and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fat. Density may decrease with age, but there is little, if any, change in most women.
The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body.Back to Videos
CyberKnife® treats several different types of malignant and benign tumors and lesions, as well as certain other medical conditions, in virtually any area of the body.
Vascular malformations - an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine. While normal blood vessels carry blood with oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body, vascular malformations carry blood without nutrients.
A woman fighting breast cancer undergoes a state of the art procedure.
Healthcare Heroes episode # 1007.3.Back to Videos
Clovis Community Medical Center’s lymphedema clinic received a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® foundation to help provide treatment to breast cancer survivors.
It’s a word no one wants to hear, “It’s – cancer.” But in October 2010 that’s exactly what the diagnosis was for 48-year-old Liz Ray, general sales manager for KJewel radio station in Fresno.
Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy or radiotherapy, is a highly effective and safe method of destroying cancer cells through targeted radiation treatment.
Our radiation oncology department at California Cancer Center provides leading-edge cancer therapy and compassionate patient care in close collaboration with pathologists, oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists. We use the latest devices and procedures to provide patients with the best possible results.