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2012-09-24 23:04:21

Only 30 percent of American women facing breast cancer surgery are aware of their breast reconstruction options. "BRA Day" aims to change that. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 PRMA Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction is hosting the first annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway. BRA Day SA, a free event, will feature the “Cakes for a Cause Silent Auction” with all proceeds...

2012-08-21 23:38:28

Editorial states that data has not led to reduction in clinical use of radiotherapy in older women A Rhode Island Hospital radiation oncologist says in a new editorial that research exploring the impact of radiotherapy in older women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence has little effect on actual clinical decisions. The editorial written by David E. Wazer, M.D., chief of the department of radiation oncology, is published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology....

2012-08-21 22:31:34

American Society of Plastic Surgeons launches campaign to educate women about their options A new survey released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that 89 percent of women want to see what breast reconstruction surgery results would look like before undergoing treatment for breast cancer, prompting the world's largest group of board-certified plastic surgeons to launch a landmark show-and-tell event as part of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA,...

2012-07-31 23:00:25

Seventy percent of women facing mastectomy for breast cancer are not informed of their breast reconstruction options. The "Breast Cancer Patient Education Act” aims to change that. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 PRMA Plastic Surgery, today joins The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in supporting H.R. 5937, the "Breast Cancer Patient Education Act” —— a bipartisan bill that would require that breast cancer patients be informed of the availability and...

2012-07-16 23:00:58

New Orleans Breast Center sponsors Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA to raise awareness about reconstruction options post mastectomy. Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Research shows that 7 of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer remain in the dark about their reconstruction options following a mastectomy . . . options that provide the opportunity for a more fulfilling life after cancer. Today, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery...

2012-06-07 23:00:22

PRMA Plastic Surgery of San Antonio, TX continues to lead the way for advanced breast reconstruction, welcoming Breast Cancer patients from across the World. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 PRMA Plastic Surgery is gaining national media attention for a little known breast reconstruction procedure, the DIEP flap. San Antonio´s KENS5 reports that the DIEP flap, which stands for Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator, is performed by fewer than 50 U.S. doctors routinely. The procedure...

2012-05-09 05:29:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study shows more than half the women aged 40-49 diagnosed with breast cancer reported no family history. The study, conducted at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC in Rochester, NY, found that 228 out of 373 cancers (61%) were found in women, aged 40-49 with no family history of breast cancer. Seventeen of the 228 patients did have a prior personal history of breast cancer or abnormal cells at a prior biopsy, and were not included in this analysis. "Out of...

2012-05-03 11:52:49

More than half the women aged 40-49 diagnosed with breast cancer on screening mammography report no family history, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC in Rochester, NY of all breast cancers diagnosed between 2000 and 2010, found that 228 out of 373 cancers (61%) were found in women, aged 40-49 with no family history of breast cancer. Seventeen of the 228 patients did have a prior personal history of breast cancer or abnormal cells at a prior biopsy,...


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