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2012-01-31 09:02:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoTempio Plastic Surgery for Women, owned and operated by Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maria M. LoTempio, opened its office at 630 Third Avenue in Manhattan, New York. The practice specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery exclusively for female patients, performing a full range of procedures for the body and face. Dr. LoTempio is also a highly recognized specialist in microsurgical breast reconstruction - one of the...

Possible Link Between Personal Care Products, Breast Cancer Studied
2012-01-14 05:22:26

Researchers are once again investigating a possible link between a widely used chemical preservative and cancer, as a new study has found the substance present in the tissues of 40 women suffering from breast cancer, according to various media reports. The chemicals in question are known as parabens and are used in deodorants, cosmetics, food products, and pharmaceuticals, according to WebMD and the Daily Mail. When they enter the human body, parabins act like the hormone estrogen, which...

2012-01-10 23:33:23

Journal of the American College of Surgeons Study Reveals Need for Improvements in Decision-Making Process for Breast Cancer Surgery Patients According to the results of a new study published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, many early-stage breast cancer survivors lacked knowledge about their disease and were not meaningfully involved in treatment discussions or asked their preferences regarding the approach to treatment. As a result, the...

2011-12-20 08:46:00

One single dose of IORT on Novac7 provides shorter treatment times Zion, Ill., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center announced today that it has added Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a breakthrough radiation treatment option for cancer patients undergoing surgery, and who also require radiation therapy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090612/CTCALOGO) This cutting edge...

2011-12-09 16:00:00

The American Society of Breast Surgeons suggests that the evidence in the MD Anderson study should be considered in pre-surgical counseling but is not strong enough to preclude the use of APBI in properly selected patients. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 In a study presented on 12/7/2011 at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (âœPartial Breast Brachytherapy is Associated With Inferior Effectiveness and Increased Toxicity Compared to Whole Breast...

2011-12-08 23:42:09

Despite the benefits, only a small minority of women, regardless of age, are opting for immediate reconstructive breast surgery after undergoing mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer, according to data presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. Research has shown that immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy improves psychological well-being and quality of life and provides women with improved body image and self-esteem compared...

2011-12-08 16:56:32

Rates of surgery rising despite a lack of evidence demonstrating significant benefits Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), a procedure that removes the unaffected breast in patients with cancer in one breast, provides only a modest increase in life expectancy, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In fact, the study shows that the surgery may actually reduce the quality-adjusted life expectancy — a...

2011-12-08 12:50:17

A recently presented study revealed that the bisphosphonate clodronate had a low incidence of adverse events and toxicity among patients with breast cancer and may modestly reduce the incidence of distant metastases in postmenopausal women. The results of B-34, a prospective, randomized, double-blind, phase 3 clinical trial, presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011, are similar to those of trials on other bisphosphonates in this group of...

2011-12-07 11:33:58

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, is associated with higher rate of later mastectomy, increased radiation-related toxicities and post-operative complications, compared to traditional whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The retrospective study was presented...

2011-12-07 10:48:05

Compared with women treated with whole-breast irradiation, women treated with brachytherapy experienced a twofold increased risk for losing their breasts, according to findings presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. Benjamin D. Smith, M.D., assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues evaluated the Medicare claims of all U.S. female beneficiaries (n=130,535) aged older...