Photo by Darren DeSilva, copyright 2008 - Photographs for Radnet, the Breast Center and Imaging Center of Orange County.

Dr. John West is a general surgeon and researcher specializing in breast care health and comprehensive breast cancer treatment.  He is the director of surgery at Breastlink of Orange in Southern California as well as founder and chair of the board of the Breast Health Awareness Foundation, a community outreach program dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Dr. West completed his medical and surgical training at the University of California San Francisco. He became fascinated with the multi-disciplinary team approach to breast cancer care in the mid 1980’s after studying and reporting on multidisciplinary systems of Trauma care in Orange County. He opened Orange County’s first breast care center in 1988. Dr. West has been the lead author in 20 peer review articles on breast cancer and breast care including a 2013 article “Multifocal Breast Cancer in Young Women with Prolonged Contact between Their Breasts and Their Cellular Phones”. He is author of  “Prevent, Survive, Thrive: Every woman’s guide to optimal breast care”.