A diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), raises many questions. Is it cancer? Is it life threatening? What is the treatment? Learn more from one of our experts.Read More about DCIS: What is “Stage Zero” Breast Cancer?
Sutter Health has extended hours for infusion services and screening mammographies.Read More about From Antioch to Castro Valley, Sutter Health Brings Cancer Care to the Community
Nasal Flu Vaccine Approved For Children 2 Years And OlderRead More about For Kids 2 to 8, Nasal Spray Vaccine Brings New Meaning to Flu Shot
This year nearly 227,000 women in the United States will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer, according to estimates by the National Cancer Institute. But thanks to breast cancer awareness campaigns and early detection, more women than ever are getting mammograms and more cancers are being spotted early.
Many women are told they have something called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or “Stage Zero” cancer, in which abnormal cells are found in the center of the milk-producing ducts. Before universal screening, DCIS was rare. Now DCIS and the less common lobular carcinoma in situ account for almost a quarter of new breast cancer cases — some 60,000 a year. Read More about DCIS: What is “Stage Zero” Breast Cancer?
The infusion center at Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has new patient areas and expanded hours thanks to Better Health East Bay (BHEB), a philanthropic foundation.
BHEB donated $2.4 million to the project, which redesigned the natural-light-filled facility at the Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley. Infusions are available 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m.-noon on holidays. Read More about From Antioch to Castro Valley, Sutter Health Brings Cancer Care to the Community
Knowing what to do when you or someone close to you needs immediate medical attention can be a tricky decision. Most people have heard of the emergency room (ER) but there is another option to consider if the condition isn’t life threatening. Urgent care centers offer some of the same services as emergency rooms, though they differ in several important ways.
In this short video below, Jeffrey Leinen, M.D., FACEP, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation Urgent Care Medical Director, discusses the common conditions that can be treated at urgent care centers and life-threatening conditions that require emergency room care. Click here to learn more about Sutter Urgent Care locations in the East Bay including Antioch and Castro Valley.
Starting with the 2014-2015 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control recommends use of the nasal spray vaccine (over the flu shot) for children 2 through 8 years of age when it is available and if the child has had no negative reactions to the vaccine.
“The nasal spray vaccine should be given soon after is it available, usually in October,” says Lisa Swearingen, M.D., a pediatrician with the Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.” Read More about For Kids 2 to 8, Nasal Spray Vaccine Brings New Meaning to Flu Shot
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem that affects almost 44 percent of U.S. adults each month.
GERD is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing serious irritation and heartburn. Left untreated, it can lead to a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus. That’s why it’s important to understand the signs and
symptoms of GERD, what causes it, when to see the doctor and the new minimally-invasive treatments available.
Presented by Wilson Tsai, M.D., a board-certified thoracic surgeon and medical director of Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery at Eden Medical Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
San Leandro Library
San Leandro, CA 94577
If you are caring for a loved one, please join us for a day of information,
support and resources. You will learn specific techniques for self-care
and discover creative and practical outlets to express your feelings and
manage your stress.
Saturday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Samuel Merritt University
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
To reserve your space for this free community event, please
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 15 to 877-390-9000 or email