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2011-03-31 07:35:00

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cell enriched fat transfer" sounds like either a science fiction comic or a medical school test question, but it is neither. It is a new technique that allows plastic surgeons to take fatty (adipose) tissue from a patient's own body, purify it, and place it -- safely and permanently -- in a different location of their choice. Research over the past decade has shown that adipose tissue contains large amounts of stem and regenerative cells, the...

2011-03-17 09:28:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading breast reconstruction surgeons Frank J. DellaCroce, M.D., FACS, Scott K. Sullivan, M.D., FACS, and Chris Trahan, M.D., have recently published their groundbreaking work and pioneering description of a new technique that allows for women historically considered too thin for breast reconstruction with their own tissue to undergo their procedure with high success rates. The manuscript, "Stacked Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap...

2011-03-17 07:35:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie, one of the web's leading retailers of lingerie, wedding lingerie, mastectomy bras and more, is host to the 7th annual In the Pink Fashion Show. In the Pink features breast cancer survivors and supporters as "models" who will bravely flaunt the latest in fine lingerie fashions to raise awareness and funds for Colorado's breast cancer community. The Denver Calendar firefighters will be on hand to escort the...

2011-03-14 10:53:00

Combining Radiation and Tamoxifen Therapy to Lumpectomy for DCIS Reduces Risk of Cancer Recurrence PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adding radiation and/or tamoxifen therapy to the treatment plan of women who undergo a lumpectomy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer, reduces the risk of a dangerous cancer recurrence, according to a study published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by physicians at...

2011-03-11 17:08:43

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ"”DCIS"”who later develop invasive breast cancer in the same breast are at higher risk of dying from breast cancer than those who do not develop invasive disease, according to a study published online March 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Retrospective studies of women with DCIS have compared breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy) to mastectomy and found that survival rates are similar. However, women who have lumpectomy...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

A study by Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation verifies the fact that good looks have great importance to get great jobs and make more money. CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, Orange County, helps men and women get youthful appearances and competitive edges in the workplace with cosmetic procedures such as breast lift, breast reduction, facial rejuvenation, body contouring and many more. Orange County, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 According to the 2011/2012 economic forecast...

2011-02-28 07:10:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Shop USA, the first and only patient-requested, doctor-approved on-line store to offer products to help patients with the side effects of chemo and radiation, has now gone "live." The physician-approved on-line store was first conceived by Dr. Melanie Bone while going through treatments of her own after being diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. "I was barely 40 years old with 4 children under the age of 6 when I underwent a...

2011-02-24 00:00:45

Atlanta Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. James Namnoum Explains Water-Assisted (Body Jet) Liposuction Technique and Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 23, 2011 The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) hosts the annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium to keep cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeons around the globe up-to-date with the most accurate and effective breast surgery methods, tools, and technologies....

2011-02-09 01:26:19

Among patients with early-stage breast cancer that had spread to a nearby lymph node and who received treatment that included lumpectomy and radiation therapy, women who just had the sentinel lymph node removed (the first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread from the primary tumor) did not have worse survival than women who had more extensive axillary lymph node dissection (surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit), according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA....

2011-02-05 00:00:46

Currently only 30% of breast cancer patients are informed of their breast reconstruction options before mastectomy or lumpectomy. New legislation is being proposed in Texas that aims to significantly improve that abysmal statistic for breast cancer patients. PRMA Plastic Surgery is proud to support HB 669 and is calling on breast cancer patients, physicians, and all those touched by breast cancer throughout the state of Texas to offer their support by calling their representatives. San...