Breast Cancer: Information for Patients


At UCLA, patients with breast cancer are treated through the Division of Hematology/Oncology. For general information, call (888) 662-8252.

Breast cancer treatment services are provided at a variety of locations, including oncology centers in communities throughout the Los Angeles area as well as the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. For specific information, appointments and referrals, additional phone numbers are listed below.

The UCLA Hematology/Oncology practice provides investigational and standard-of-care therapy for patients, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic consultations.

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Surgical/Multidisciplinary Oncology

The Revlon/UCLA Breast Center brings comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. It seeks to develop medicine to end the suffering of women with breast cancer. Four interdisciplinary programs are offered: Diagnostic, Multidisciplinary, Followup and High-Risk. A weekly education class is also offered for women expecting surgery. Clinical trials are available to bring the latest laboratory findings to patient treatment.

Phone: (310) 825-2144

Radiation Oncology

This department offers the latest treatments and technologies including beam irradiation, imaging, radioactive seeding and stereotactic radiosurgery. Teams of specialists, multi-specialists and sub-specialists are available along with social services and support groups.

Phone: (310) 825-9775

Breast Reconstruction

This center offers a variety of procedures, which can be performed under general or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Procedures are regularly performed in the UCLA Outpatient Surgery Center, which offers not only the finest in anesthesia and nursing care, but also the option of an overnight stay following surgery.

Phone: (310) 825-5510

Breast Imaging Radiology

This center offers state-of-the-art mammograms, ultrasound and other technologies.

Phone: (310) 301-6800

Genetic Counselors

Since some cancers are hereditary, genetic counseling can be valuable for both individuals and entire families. Services at UCLA include: cancer genetic counseling, cancer risk assessment and cancer genetic predisposition testing.

Phone: (310) 825-5287

Integrative Medicine

The Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology has a full range of support and care to complement your treatment, such as: psychological support, education, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body, acupuncture and holistic approaches to healing and wellness that fall under the approach “integrative oncology.”

Phone: (310) 794-6644

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Enroll in a Clinical Trial section for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

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