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2013-01-02 08:23:21

BOSTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices, Inc., announced today that its breakthrough intra-operative tissue assessment tool for early-stage breast cancer surgery, the MarginProbe System, has received Premarket Approval (PMA) by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The technology significantly improves surgeons' ability to intra-operatively identify "cancer on the margin" and significantly reduce pathologically positive margins following a patient's initial...

2012-12-13 05:01:31

Nouvelle Inc. offers post surgical bras for plastic surgery patients undergoing the new reverse liposuction procedure (simultaneous implant exchange with fat-SIEF). The compression wear manufacturer specializes in the full range of surgical bras designed to protect and stabilize breasts following SIEF, breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), breast implants (augmentation mammaplasty), mastectomy, and breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Virginia Beach, VA...

2012-12-12 20:21:52

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Few surgeries are as deeply personal for a woman as a breast removal. Although the mastectomy is necessary to the woman's survival, the female cancer patient may experience a sorrow similar to grief. In addition to the fear that comes with sickness, the female often feels that her womanhood has been attacked and she is being robbed of her femininity. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently revealed that the majority of cancer...

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...

2012-11-19 08:28:22

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices, Inc., announced today that it has received an Approvable Letter for its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) from the Food and Drug Administration. The Approvable Letter states that the MarginProbe System PMA is approvable subject to final agreement with FDA on the design of the required Post Approval Study. "We are delighted to have come to this point in the approval process with FDA and will work diligently over the...

2012-10-24 11:26:43

Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center offers new options for breast cancer patients with Autologous Fat Transfer ZION, Ill., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individualized care is the foundation of a new innovation in cancer treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). CTCA at Midwestern is now using Autologous Fat Transfer, which is also referred to as fat grafting, to rebuild a...

2012-10-22 11:26:29

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With modern medical breakthroughs, breast cancer patients who are considering breast reconstruction surgery have many options to choose from. Though there are many procedures available, breast implants are becoming increasingly popular as they often offer the least complicated recovery. Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore the shape and feel of the breast following a mastectomy, a surgery that removes breast tissue to treat breast...

2012-10-18 11:23:53

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans has announced the launch of a groundbreaking new iPhone app during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first and only app of its kind is designed for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and those looking for more information on the newest and most sophisticated reconstruction techniques available following mastectomy. It can be downloaded for free in the iTunes store....

2012-10-16 04:01:31

Celebrate the first ever national Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day USA). BRA Day makes a difference by raising awareness and giving patients great access to breast reconstructive surgery. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 Attendees will share stories about breast reconstruction and enter raffles for jewelry, skin care products and cosmetic treatments. On Wednesday October 17th, Birmingham Plastic Surgeon Ellen Janetzke MD will host a very special BRA Day event at her Park...

2012-10-01 23:03:41

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pure-Ecommerce's is giving away one of its business-in-a-box solutions, http://www.stylishteeshirts.com, to a breast cancer survivor. Cary, NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Pure-Ecommerce.com plans to give a breast cancer survivor the opportunity to own their own turnkey internet business. Founder and CEO Jennifer Varner, who is a three-year breast cancer survivor, “hopes to show others fighting this...