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

Researchers say that while concern about the recurrence of breast cancer is a major issue for many women, most patients who have double mastectomies do not need them.

2011-09-07 14:13:23

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-10-24 21:08:57

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.

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