Health Blog

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer – Full seminar recorded

Posted on: November 15, 2018

American Cancer Society honors Dr. Tiffany Svahn

Posted on: October 29, 2018

Breast Cancer Specialist, Dr. Tiffany Svahn is Honored by the American Cancer Society PLEASANT HILL, CA (October 22, 2018) Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group is proud to announce that their lead breast cancer specialist, Tiffany Svahn, MD was honored by the American Cancer Society at their 9th Annual Jewel Ball, which took place… read more

Individualized Treatment Decisions for Breast Cancer

Posted on: June 15, 2018

The long-awaited results from the TailoRx (Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment) trial were released in June at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. The results confirm that using the gene expression test (OncotypeDX) to assess the risk of breast cancer recurrence can spare many women unnecessary treatment with chemotherapy that will not… read more

Diablo Valley Oncology Opens Women’s Cancer Center in Contra Costa County

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Single day breast cancer clinic offers a multidisciplinaryapproach to breast cancer care. Pleasant Hill, CA (May 8, 2018) – Diablo Valley Oncology & Hematology Medical Group and West Coast Surgical Associates are pleased to announce the opening of the Women’s Cancer Center of the East Bay, a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer…. read more

Radiation for Skin Cancer

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Mr. S is a 70 year old man who noticed a lump on the left side of his nose several months ago. The lump quickly grew, and a biopsy showed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a type of skin cancer. He was treated for a squamous cell carcinoma on his arm several years ago with Mohs… read more

Non-invasive Testing to Diagnose Skin Cancer

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Mr. R is a 58 year old man with a history of recurrent basal cell carcinoma; in 2013 a dermatologist treated skin cancer on the right side of his nose by shaving off layers of skin in what is called Mohs surgery. Three years later, in 2016, Mr. R developed a basal cell carcinoma on… read more