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2014-01-17 23:04:57

Dr. Bryan McIntosh, respected plastic surgeon, recently released an informative article detailing breast reconstruction options for women who have had single or double mastectomies. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Mastectomies can often feel devastating to a woman and her family. Breast reconstruction options are a viable way for these breast cancer survivors to regain confidence and wholeness following the ravages of surgery, radiation and chemo. In response to this, Dr. Bryan...

Double Mastectomies Often Unnecessary
2012-11-29 11:09:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) recently discovered that while concern about the recurrence of breast cancer is a major issue for women, most patients who have double mastectomies do not need them. In particular, the team of investigators stated that, of the women who had both breasts removed, 70 percent had only low risk of developing cancer in their healthy breast. The findings from the...

2011-09-07 14:13:23

University of Maryland study analyzed data from nearly 15,000 patients Young women with early-stage breast cancer have similar survival rates with a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, known as breast-conservation therapy, as with mastectomy, a new study conducted at the University of Maryland has found. The results of the analysis of nearly 15,000 patients listed in a nationwide cancer registry will be presented at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium to be held Sept. 8-11 in San Francisco....

2010-01-19 12:35:54

Heat treatment with chemotherapy kills large tumors; Approved by FDA; Next stage clinical trials start this year at OUHSC OUHSC Public Affairs A new treatment developed and tested by University of Oklahoma researchers not only killed large cancer tumors, but reduced the need for mastectomies by almost 90 percent. The latest results appear in an upcoming issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Building on this success, researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center, plan to start the next...

2009-09-28 07:13:52

A new study of New York State data finds that the number of women opting for surgery to remove the healthy breast after a cancer diagnosis in one breast is rising, despite a lack of evidence that the surgery can improve survival. The study also finds that despite extensive press coverage of women who choose to have both breasts removed because of a strong family history of cancer, the rate of this surgery is relatively low and has changed little in the last decade. The study appears in...

2008-08-20 06:00:58

By Liz Szabo Christina Applegate's choice to have a double mastectomy puts her in the company of a growing number of women who are taking aggressive steps to avoid dying of breast cancer. Studies show more patients are choosing mastectomies, even though women are just as likely to survive if they have smaller, breast-conserving surgeries. Doctors say part of the trend has been spurred by technology: scans that can detect smaller, earlier cancers; sophisticated genetic tests that can...

2006-04-20 08:34:08

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cytori Therapeutics Inc. said on Thursday that it will begin the first clinical trial to test whether stem cells derived from fat can be used to regenerate breast tissue in Japan next month. The 20-patient study, which will include women who have undergone partial mastectomies due to breast cancer, was approved by Japanese regulators, the company said. Cytori, based in San Diego, said it has developed a system for isolating and concentrating a patients' own...

2005-10-24 21:08:57

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers report that most women who have a contralateral (opposite to cancerous breast) prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) are satisfied and would elect this procedure again. Satisfaction with CPM was studied an average of 10 years after the procedure was done. The findings were published online Oct. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. CPM is the removal of the unaffected breast in addition to the cancerous breast -- to reduce risk of future breast cancer....


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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