Articles written by: David Margileth

Dr. David A. Margileth practices medical oncology at St. Joesph Hospital in Orange, CA specializing in oncology, hematology, and internal medicine (board certified). His selected area of interest is breast cancer. Dr. Margileth graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1971 and has since spent time treating patients at the National Cancer Institute and Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX.

The Role of BRCA Gene Testing in Breast Cancer

The Role of BRCA Gene Testing in Breast Cancer

What Is the Role of BRCA Gene Testing in Breast Cancer? Angelina Jolie brought a lot of attention to the BRCA gene testing for breast cancer when she announced her plans to have a bilateral mastectomy in May 2013. Jolie had this procedure done to reduce her risk of developing […]

What Is the Cost of Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer?

What Is the Cost of Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer?

What Is the Cost of Chemotherapy? One of the major concerns of breast cancer patients is the cost of chemotherapy treatment. They wonder if they will be able to afford it. Many patients have asked, “Will my insurance cover chemotherapy treatment?” The cost of chemotherapy can range all across the […]

Will Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

Will Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

Does Chemotherapy Affect My Menstrual Cycle? Women who have undergone chemotherapy treatment have often experienced interruptions in their menstrual cycle. This has left patients wondering if chemotherapy treatment is the cause of their unusual cycle pattern. Concerned women have asked, “Is my irregular menstrual cycle normal? Is this caused by […]

Will I Need Chemotherapy Before Breast Cancer Surgery?

Will I Need Chemotherapy Before Breast Cancer Surgery?

Are There Benefits to Chemotherapy before Breast Cancer Surgery? It is common for people to receive chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery. This is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. It was once believed that using chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery improved survival rates, but this has been found to be incorrect. The rates are […]

What Are Chemotherapy’s Long-Term Effects on Breast Cancer Patients?

What Are Chemotherapy’s Long-Term Effects on Breast Cancer Patients?

Chemotherapy’s Long-Term Effects on Breast Cancer Patients. Breast cancer treatments can be tough on the body and chemotherapy treatment is no exception. Breast cancer patients and their physicians worry about how chemotherapy treatment will affect their body in the future. Although newly diagnosed patients know that undergoing chemotherapy might rid […]

Are There Alternatives to Chemotherapy Treatment?

Are There Alternatives to Chemotherapy Treatment?

Is There an Another Alternative to Chemotherapy? Chemotherapy can be tough on the body. Breast cancer patients, especially those who are less likely to benefit from chemotherapy, often wonder if there are alternatives to chemotherapy treatment. Medical Oncologist, Dr. David Margileth advises those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer […]