Category Archives: Breast Cancer Surgery

Women with breast cancer have long faced complicated choices about the best post-surgical course of treatment, as discussed in this column from medical researchers published in The Conversation. One particular concern has been the traditional daily radiation therapy many women … Continue reading

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One in three breast cancer patients under age 45 removed the healthy breast along with the breast affected by cancer in 2012, a sharp increase from the one in 10 younger women with breast cancer who had double mastectomies eight … Continue reading

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Some 20–30% of Australian women feel regret after deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction. The same research showed the regret had a physiological impact on the women, according to the Breast Cancer Network Australia. A new online tool … Continue reading

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. ‘Breast in a day’ is a treatment approach in which the mastectomy and breast reconstruction happens all in one surgery, rather than the more common multiple surgeries over an extended period, in this report from NBC’s TODAY Show. It’s … Continue reading

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A new device may hold the promise of eliminating an anguishing part of many breast-cancer surgeries: a follow-up operation to remove lingering cancer cells. Surgeons are beginning to use a tool – the Margin Probe – that shows promise in … Continue reading

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It’s often viewed as a woman’s disease, but the American Cancer Society says about 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 500 die. One Santa Ana [California] construction worker wants men to wake up to the … Continue reading

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This report from the New York Times exposes an issue of increasing concern to breast cancer patients given available treatment options of oncoplastic breast reconstruction, including nipple sparing mastectomy. “Our focus has been on what women look like,” said Dr. … Continue reading

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Many women being treated for breast cancer suffer from severe treatment side effects even when they don’t receive chemotherapy, a recent study suggests, as reported at TIME.com. For the study, researchers surveyed 1,945 women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer about … Continue reading

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