Monthly Archives: August 2011

A new study shows removing lymph nodes because of the presence of microscopic cancer cells found in the sentinel node has no impact on survival among women with early-stage breast cancer, according to this report: Researchers studied more than 5,000 … Continue reading

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Dr. Jay Harness, president of Breast Surgery International, is scheduled to deliver his keynote Presidential Address at 3:00 PM Wednesday, August 31, to BSI members while attending the International Society of Surgery‘s International Surgical Week conference in Yokohama, Japan. Dr. Harness will address the … Continue reading

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As readers of this column know, Dr. Jay Harness is currently visiting Yokohoma, Japan, as speaker, teacher and keynoter at the International Surgical Week ISW 2011 conference. As part of his speaking and teaching schedule while in Yokohama, tomorrow Dr. Harness … Continue reading

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Dr. Jay Harness, the president of Breast Surgery International, is attending the International Society of Surgery‘s International Surgical Week conference, hosted August 28 to September 1 in Yokohama, Japan. Dr. Harness is an in-demand speaker and teacher at the conference, beginning … Continue reading

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Regular breast cancer screening and testing is among the most important ways to prevent a full onset of the disease, but many women who are at the highest risk of developing tumors – those with a history of cancer in … Continue reading

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Earlier this year, the Avon Foundation for Women, in partnership with the Lymphatic Research Foundation and the National Lymphedema Network, assembled a group of leading experts in breast cancer-related lymphedema to discuss advances being made in the early-detection and early-intervention of upper extremity lymphedema, how … Continue reading

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For women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, immediate breast reconstruction has a low risk of complication and does not cause delay in cancer treatment, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society … Continue reading

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Despite federal law mandating insurance companies cover reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, many reconstructive surgeons say a large number of women do not have the procedure performed. According to this report: For many of these women, it is because they were never told they … Continue reading

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