Tag: "mastectomies" at medical news
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...hat dont offer MRI-guided biopsy can end up having mastectomies
because physicians there have no way to investigate the findings seen on the scan. New guidelines, issued in April by the American Cancer Society ( http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp ), recommend that women who are at high risk of develop...
Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery
...o-related infections by 4 percent and the need for mastectomies
by 17 percent when compared to postoperative chemotherapy, found reviewers led by Sven Mieog, M.D., of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Mieog and colleagues looked at 14 studies that included 5,500 women with operable breast can...
Mayo Clinic measures psychological and social impacts of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies
...omen who had bilateral (both breasts) prophylactic mastectomies
(BPM) -- as Dr. Frost learned in a previous study.1 Differing results suggest that different factors lead to a woman's decision to have a BPM as opposed to women who've had CPM after experiencing a diagnosis of cancer necessitating surgery on one bre...