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2012-02-22 12:28:10

Based on a study of nearly 2,000 breast cancer patients, researchers at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle say that, in women between the ages of 40 and 49, breast cancers detected by mammography have a better prognosis. The study appears in the March issue of Radiology. "In our study, women aged 40 to 49 whose breast cancer was detected by mammography were easier to treat and had less recurring disease and mortality, because their cancer was found at an earlier stage," said Judith A....

2012-02-01 09:19:54

Findings could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates A new study reveals substantial differences — by both surgeon and institution — in the rates of follow-up surgeries for women who underwent a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer. Those differences, which cannot be explained by a patient´s medical or treatment history, could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates, according to the study led by Laurence McCahill, M.D....

2012-02-01 01:17:20

Nearly one in four women who undergo a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer have another surgery to remove additional tissue (reexcision), and there is substantial surgeon and institutional variation in the rate of reexcisions that cannot be explained by patients' clinical characteristics, according to a study in the February 1 issue of JAMA. The current environment of health care reform in the United States calls for increasing physician and hospital accountability and...

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...

2011-12-09 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...


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