| Oct 21, 2009
| 12:36 PM
For years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have urged women over 40 to get a yearly mammogram. When women hesitate to comply, it's often to avoid the discomfort of having their breasts squeezed or the fear of getting called back for more tests, even...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Women who underwent at least one vitro fertilization cycle in an effort to become pregnant were almost twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women who experienced infertility but did not get such treatment, say the authors of a large Dutch study...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:58 PM
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country.
| Aug 5, 2013
As a surgical oncologist, I'm usually the one delivering the bad news. But this time I was the recipient.
Nine days earlier, my dermatologist had taken a biopsy from a small pink dot on my back, and now the results were available. It was, he told me,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced.
The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The family of Robert H. Schuller was "surprised" by the diagnosis that treatment for life-threatening cancer could give the famed evangelist another two more years, according to the church headed by his daughter.
The 89-year-old has a growth in his...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A medical office building across the street from the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica has sold for nearly $55 million to a Carpinteria investment firm in what brokers believe was a record-setting transaction.
Montecito Medical Investment Co. bought...
| Jan 19, 2009
Dr. Donald F. Gleason, the Minnesota pathologist who developed the Gleason score that is now used almost universally in the U.S. to predict the likely outcome of prostate cancer, died Dec. 28 of a heart attack at his home in Edina, Minn. He was 88....
| Aug 21, 2008
Contrary to an Aug. 11 Times editorial, AB 2747 is a legally confused solution to non-existent problems that opens the way to doctor-assisted suicide. This legislation is not cut and dry; rather, it raises substantive policy questions relating to...
| Sep 8, 2008
The products: Humans have long believed in an almost magical connection between strong flavors and good health. The burn from the hot pepper? It must be energizing the body. The pungent tang of a raw oyster? It must be energizing a very particular part of...
| Oct 5, 2008
| 4:37 PM
October is breast cancer month -- a time to reflect on both the great strides made against the disease and the awful toll it still takes. But in 2008, another sort of breast cancer-related phenomenon is on many minds. In the wake of former Sen. John...