Tag: "mastectomy" at medical news
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...e finding a cancerous lump would likely leadto a mastectomy
a woman who protects her breasts from beingbumped, bruised or fondled is less likely to get breast cancer "If you think you have protected your breasts from being bumpedand bruised and that's going to keep you cancer-free, you won'tthink you need a...
Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast
... Additionally, radiationtherapy makes skin-sparing mastectomy
more difficult or sometimes impossible, ifrequired later. Doctors must weigh the benefits of radiation therapy, in terms of decrease inlocal recurrence, against the side effects, complications, inconvenience, andcosts of radiation therapy. Silverst...
Black breast cancer patients given appropriate treatment do as well as whites, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher
...women were much more likely to have received total mastectomy
rather than lumpectomy with radiation therapy in c... in fact the relationship between blacks and total mastectomy
may have many causes, including an institution's lack of resources to provide adequate radiation the...
Breast reconstruction during mastectomy boosts well-being most, study finds
...h. - Women who have a breast reconstructed after a mastectomy
gain large improvements in their emotional, social...st effect seemed to occur in those who came out of mastectomy
surgery with a new breast already in place, but even patients who waited experienced a substantial p...
Surgeons dont offer women choices of treatment as often as they could
...ncer surgeons do not always offer a choice between mastectomy
and breast-conserving surgery to women with early ...r womens perceptions of receiving a choice between mastectomy
(MAS) and breast-conserving surgery (BCS) matched the surgeons perceptions of giving a choice, and t...
Surgeon warns that hospitals need to face the resource implications of breast reconstruction surgery
...es can be carried out in the time it takes to do a mastectomy
immediately followed by breast reconstruction surg...time needed to perform breast reconstruction after mastectomy
because this has important resource implications. Extra theatre staff are needed, operating session...
From sci-fi to reality microendoscopy to diagnose breast cancer?
...ses. In one patient who was having a prophylactic mastectomy
we found a lesion close to the nipple that would u...made the difficult decision to have a prophylactic mastectomy
because of her high breast cancer risk, it confirmed that she would indeed have developed breast can...
Women face high risk of developing breast cancer following radiotherapy for Hodgkins Disease
...5, which ever comes first. Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy
should be discussed with patients who have a strong family history....
Long-term survival results favor chemotherapy before surgery for locally advanced breast cancer
...l breast preservation, while six required complete mastectomy
due to laboratory determination of cancer in the m...ong-term outcome." He added that patients who had mastectomy
- while at higher risk of relapse as well as development of new tumors in the other breast - still h...
New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results
...ed, and 17 percent of patients were converted from mastectomy
candidates to lumpectomy candidates. These numbers are significant, Blackwell said, considering that most of these women were told by their surgeons that they had inoperable tumors. Inoperable generally means the tumors are either so large or invasi...
Other highlights in the June 5 issue of JNCI
...ata was higher for hospital-based services such as mastectomy
and lymph node dissection than for ambulatory services such as biopsy and chemotherapy. The authors conclude that registries could provide the infrastructure for collecting data on the quality of cancer care; they recommend that funding be increased ...
Screening reduces mastectomy rates
... breast screening has brought about a reduction in mastectomy
rates, despite recent suggestions that screening i...nd 1.87 per thousand in 1996. In 1990, the rate of mastectomy
was 1.08 per thousand, whereas in 1996 it was 0.62 per thousand. The rate of breast conserving surge...
Breast cancer gene reviewed
... of both primary (eg. Prophylactic surgery such as mastectomy
or oopherectomy and preventative use of drug therapy) and secondary cancer prevention strategies (eg. Early identification and treatment of tumours). The authors also assess the potential usefulness of BRCA1 as a prognostic tool and as a predictive m...
Other highlights in the October 16 issue of JNCI
...sk Many women who undergo prophylactic bilateral mastectomy
have an exaggerated perception of their breast can...ational Cancer Institute . Prophylactic bilateral mastectomy
is a preventive option for women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer. A woman's percept...
Breast cancer risk overestimated by women, says University of Toronto study
Many women who undergo prophylactic mastectomy
of both breasts have an exaggerated perception of ...arry the genetic mutation." Prophylactic bilateral mastectomy
is a preventative option for women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer. From 1991 to 20...
A patient's view on clinical trials
...ur or the entire breast will be removed. Having a mastectomy
at 40-50 years of age, when your body structure has changed, is cruel and very hard to accept," emphasised Sylvia. She notes that some patients risk losing even their partner if he/she cannot support the changes and consequences of the disease. "You...
Study reveals low complication rates for reconstruction after radiation therapy
...KE CITY, UTAH--Women with breast cancer who have a mastectomy
often wish to proceed with reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy
because of psychological, cosmetic and practical reasons. However, oncologists debate whether the r...
Young breast cancer patients who chose lumpectomies need indefinite follow-up
...with breast irradiation against mastectomy. The 91 mastectomy
and 88 conservation treatment patients were compar...n patients during the first five years than in the mastectomy
group. However, after five years it was 12-fold greater. The age range of the patients who developed...
High nuclear grade associated with recurrence of in situ breast lesions
...tes and is initially treated surgically, either by mastectomy
(removal of the entire breast) or lumpectomy (removal of the tumor and minimal surrounding tissue). Some women will experience a recurrence, but it is unclear what characteristics are associated with the risk of recurrence. Karla Kerlikowske, M.D., ...
Breast conserving therapy offers good outcome if criteria are met
...hemotherapy is a safe and effective alternative to mastectomy
for many patients," Buchholz says. "The key to successful use of the treatment lies in careful patient selection and coordination among treatment specialists."...