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2011-12-06 23:09:35

Breast cancer is on the rise and 48 percent of all breast cancers occur in women older than 65, but very few of them choose to have breast reconstruction. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sought to determine if breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe for older women. The answer is yes. “The removal of a breast has implications for the psychological, social and sexual well-being of the patient, establishing the need that reconstruction should be...

2011-12-06 17:30:00

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive results from a clinical validation study of Oncotype DX® in patients with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast) conducted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), a clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute. The study, presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, met...

2011-11-30 07:00:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A clinical study to be published in the upcoming issue of the journal "The Breast", describes the use of Dune Medical's MarginProbe System as an adjunct to the standard of care in lumpectomy surgeries of women with early stage ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. The research team, led by Marc Thill, M.D., Ph.D, Head of Gynecological Cancer Center and Head of Breast Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University...

2011-11-07 16:52:54

Few patients in Canada undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy, despite its safety as a procedure and the positive psychological benefits, states a review article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reviews rates of breast reconstruction and factors that influence the practice of immediate reconstruction in patients with early stage breast cancer. However, information is lacking on the current rate and factors that influence this procedure in Canada. Rates...

2011-10-27 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many women are choosing to self-treat their own breast cancer, according to a survey conducted by TMD Limited, a medical tourism company. When faced with the possibility of losing a breast or being side-lined by chemotherapy, some women are going the natural route and treating themselves. The internet offers hundreds of products and websites that tout cures and advice on self-treatment. Teas, castor oil packs, vitamins, salves that pull...

2011-10-27 10:29:05

A new study suggests some women needing a lumpectomy or mastectomy to treat their breast cancer have another potential option that is safe and effective, say researchers at Georgetown. They say the procedure known as a nipple sparing mastectomy is also a viable surgical option for women who choose to have their breasts removed because of their increased risk of developing the disease. For both groups of women, the surgery offers a chance for a more natural looking and normal feeling...

2011-10-27 06:45:00

MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS from the Miami Breast Center is giving women back their natural breasts through a unique breast reconstruction technique known as Micro-Fat Transfer. Patients are extremely satisfied with the procedure that builds an entire breast from your own fat without having to undergo another major surgery. The success of this procedure lies in the use of the Brava system. Brava System - The Brava is a soft, gel-like bra that attaches...

2011-10-24 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Invuity, a leading developer of state-of-the-art illuminated surgical technology, today introduced its illuminated breast retractor system at the American College of Surgeons' 97th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco. Designed specifically for breast mastectomies, lumpectomies, sentinel node biopsies and reconstruction procedures, the system integrates the company's proprietary Eigr(TM) (pronounced eye-gr) illumination technology into an...

2011-10-12 07:00:00

CancerShopUSA.com introduces a new breast care kit. Kit features items needed when undergoing breast cancer-related treatments; products include breast cancer camisole, nutritional supplements, family history form, tip sheets, natural deodorant, and more. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Cancer Shop USA, an online store featuring products specifically for cancer patients and their needs, has launched its long-awaited Breast Care...

2011-10-05 12:33:55

Women with an identified BRCA gene mutation and their families can learn more about their cancer risks and prevention options at a conference Oct. 29 at Baylor College of Medicine. "We know that women who test positive for a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at a significantly higher risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer," said Dr. Julie Nangia, assistant professor in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, who will co-host the conference along with Sarah Zentack, a genetic...