Tag: "mastectomy" at medical news
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...an 70% are considered tumor-like telomeres. Using mastectomy
specimens from 11 women, the investigators examined tissue from the tumor at 1 cm and 5 cm distances from its visible edges. As expected, all 11 tumors had TC values of less than 70%. The assay the group developed also found tumor-like TC values in...
Some male breast cancer patients may have unnecessary radiotherapy
...e. Many men receive radiotherapy routinely after a mastectomy
because the smaller male breast makes it harder fo...east cancer specific or overall survival following mastectomy
once known prognostic factors and delivery of adjuvant radiotherapy were accounted for. This suggest...
Breast-conserving surgery underused in Asian American and Pacific Island women
...ery. Despite conflicting evidence of the impact of mastectomy
on the self-image of Asian American or Pacific Isl...dditional radiation therapy). Thus, the choice of mastectomy
may be less disruptive to the care-taking roles many women hold in their families and may explain wh...
Many choose more aggressive breast cancer surgery despite breast-sparing option
...who said it was a shared decision. Women who chose mastectomy
were more likely to cite a fear of recurrence or f...ecision. "There are a lot of people who think that mastectomy
is overtreatment and that rates are too high. However, our study results suggest that women are thi...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...followed by radiation therapy may be preferable to mastectomy
because it provides similar survival but preserves the breast. The authors also report findings of a separate study on use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for women with early-stage breast cancer. For women with lymph node positive disease,...
Altering time of breast biopsy may improve mastectomy reconstruction process
...d step-by-step procedure that takes women facing a mastectomy
from diagnosis to surgery to reconstruction can im...r then doing the SLNB at the same operation as the mastectomy
and reconstruction. According to the new study published in the October issue of the American Journ...
Breast conserving treatment an option for women with implants
...ay remain. This approach is just as effective as a mastectomy
in treating the cancer and is preferred by many women. More women today are opting to have cosmetic breast implants. As women age, their risk of breast cancer increases, so a fraction of these women will eventually develop breast cancer. These are t...
Surviving breast cancerDoes a woman's marital status matter?
...cer Center between 1984 and 2003. Women who had a mastectomy
or locally advanced disease and men with breast cancer were not eligible for this study. The median follow-up was 76 months (a range of 12 to 265 months). The patients were divided into four groups based on their marital status: 63 percent were mar...
MRI helps doctors select best treatment for early breast cancers
...sue followed by whole breast radiation therapy, or mastectomy
(surgical removal of the breast) in cases of biopsy-proven multicentric disease. "At this point, we feel that partial breast irradiation is best reserved for women with unifocal carcinoma, excised with tumor-free margins, without evidence of multif...
Mayo Clinic measures psychological and social impacts of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies
...ateral (opposite to cancerous breast) prophylactic mastectomy
(CPM) are satisfied and would elect this procedure... future breast cancer. "Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
is one option to reduce contralateral risk in women diagnosed with a first breast cancer who also ha...
Can bench pressing reduce or prevent lymphedema symptoms in breast-cancer survivors?
... have reported that they would rather have another mastectomy
than lymphedema because it's a painful, constant, and debilitating reminder of their breast cancer." Current clinical guidelines advise lymphedema sufferers to not participate in any vigorous upper-body exercise; and, in particular, to not lift obje...
Distance from radiation therapy facility impacts breast cancer treatment
...n (BCSR) has been shown to be just as effective as mastectomy
in terms of long time survival, but requires multiple follow-up visits for the radiation therapy. Despite professional recommendations that--unless there are contraindications--BCSR is the standard of care for localized breast cancer, studies show th...
Radiotherapy improves 15-year survival after breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy)
...rmpit, the 5-year risks of local recurrence, after mastectomy
and surgery to the armpit, were 6% with radiothera...r or two, have had lumpectomy for breast cancer or mastectomy
for cancer that had spread to the armpit, and who didn't get radiotherapy after surgery because of t...
Women who undergo reconstructive breast implantation frequently develop short-term complications
...underwent reconstructive breast implantation after mastectomy
had at least one short-term complication in the ch...en and whether to reconstruct the breast following mastectomy
and what materials to use in doing so. Surgeons performing postmastectomy reconstruction can form th...
Family influences breast cancer treatment among older Hispanics
...decision-maker were more likely to be treated with mastectomy
rather than breast conserving surgery (BCS). Previous studies have revealed racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of breast cancer. For example, African-American and Hispanic women are less likely to receive BCS compared to whites, and more...
Breast ducts: A new site for cancer treatment?
...er way in women with breast cancer scheduled for a mastectomy
at Johns Hopkins. For more than a decade, researchers have been studying how to diagnose breast cancer earlier by extracting fluid from the vast network of tiny milking-producing ducts in the breast. The idea is based on the finding that most breast...
Study shows MRI can detect breast disease missed by mammography
...in 24 percent of breasts; in 9%, DCIS was found at mastectomy
but the mammogram and MRI were negative. "The results from our small, select group of patients suggest that in women with known or suspected DCIS, determination of the presence and extent of disease may be best established with mammography complemen...
Korean breast cancer patterns reflect those of Western countries
...serving surgery and immediate reconstruction after mastectomy
in Korea; and more individuals there have risk fac... breast-conserving therapies rather than a radical mastectomy
(breast removal) between 1991 and 2003. Of the 67.1 percent of women who received a radical mastec...
Women with breast cancer who choose preventive mastectomies
...isfied with their decisions to have the preventive mastectomy
in addition to their primary breast cancer treatme...ool of Medicine. "And women who had the preventive mastectomy
were equally content with their quality of life as women who didn't." The study is reported today in...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 21, 2006
...treatments was less costly and more effective than mastectomy
alone, tamoxifen, or surveillance. For BRCA1 carriers, oophorectomy was the most cost-effective of all strategies....