Tag: "breasts" at medical news
Breast asymmetry surgery improves quality of life, self-esteem
...on and Public Education Committee chair. "Even if breasts
differ by less than a half-cup size it can be very... problem." Breast asymmetry occurs when a woman's breasts
differ in size or shape. For example, a woman's left breast may be a B-cup and the right, a D-cup. ...
One-third of breast cancer patients unhappy with cosmetic outcome of lumpectomy
...n undergo a lumpectomy and radiation to save their breasts
and avoid the need for additional reconstructive s...e-third of all patients are unhappy with how their breasts
look after undergoing breast conservation therapy and many would consider reconstruction, according ...
Insurance companies deny medically necessary breast reductions based on random, unproven criteria
...unning with your children, because of overly large breasts
that caused unending pain? Despite existing scient...d to relieve symptoms associated with overly large breasts
is the most controversial of all insurance criteria. The authors reviewed the breast reduction pol...
Younger African American women at significantly higher risk for breast cancer
...f breast cancer prior to menopause when developing breasts
are subjected to elevated estrogen exposure during critical windows of vulnerability. These exposures also may explain why relatively more African-American women die of breast cancer than do their white counterparts. The paper calls for public disclo...
New breast CT scanner rivals mammography
...ated to observe tissue overlays or the back of the breasts
near the chest wall. Digital mammography has a wid... middle. A woman lies on her belly, suspending her breasts
one at a time through the opening. The CBBCT takes 300 images by circling the breasts
for about 10 s...
Advances in breast imaging
...ate images of the anatomy of breast tissue. If the breasts
are very dense, it can only accurately help in tum... another study co-author. Yet women who have dense breasts
are four to six times more likely to develop breast cancer, and more functioning breast tissue is av...
Spearmint tea -- A possible treatment for mild hirsutism
Women with hirsutism grow hair on their faces, breasts
and stomachs. This can cause great distress. The hair grows because they have abnormally high levels of the masculinising androgen hormones. Androgens travel around the body in the blood stream, and a key way of treating hirsutism is to reduce the le...
MRI detects most missed opposite breast cancers in women
... if MRI improved detection of cancers in the other breasts
of women already diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer." In the trial, 1,007 women were recruited from 25 clinical sites in the United States, Canada and Germany. A total of 969 women completed the study. All were recently diagnosed with cancer i...
Breast MRI may help determine surgical management of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer
...d in the other breast, surgery can be done on both breasts
at once. "However, the impact of routine MRI on the surgical management of new, biopsy-proven breast cancers remains unclear," the authors write. Karl Y. Bilimoria, M.D., and colleagues at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, C...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...eastcancerprogram-jax/ ) in Jacksonville scan both breasts
of all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with...dies, and in a few cases, MRI found tumors in both breasts
that were not found by mammography. Patients with MRI-detected tumors were more likely to be post...
Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue
...interest image summaries of normal versus abnormal breasts
for EIS, across diagnostic groups for NIR, and for MIS when analysis was restricted to lesions larger than one centimeter. The electromagnetic imaging modalities appeared even more accurate when all are used in concert. EIS: This painless test uses...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...en the tumour grows out of the milk ducts into the breasts
glandular tissue can it spread via blood and lymph vessels in the body. 'If we find DCIS and remove it we can prevent the formation of real breast cancer,' the Bonn radiologist Professor Christiane Kuhl explains. 'That way we prevent the development ...