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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 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...

2011-10-12 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...

2011-10-02 07:00:00

Reported to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Pittsburgh, PA and Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Treating a breast cancer recurrence with a combination of radioactive seed implantation and tumor excision rather than with mastectomy, or whole breast removal, is an effective approach for many women, according to a long-term study presented today at the annual meeting the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) by cancer specialists at...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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