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2011-06-28 00:00:32

Experience Shows Immediate Reconstruction Is Safe, Doesn't Delay Treatment Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 For women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, immediate breast reconstruction has a low risk of complications"”including serious complications related to radiation therapy"”and does not cause undue delays in cancer treatment, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of...

2011-06-27 21:30:49

Radiation after a mastectomy for women with advanced breast cancer saves lives, but almost half of these patients do not receive it. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results indicate that treatments that have proven their life-saving potential in clinical trials may not be available to many patients. After clinical trials in the 1990s revealed the benefits of radiation after mastectomy...

2011-06-14 00:41:36

Using a combination of hypnosis and local anaesthesia (LA) for certain types of surgery can aid the healing process and reduce drug use and time spent in hospital, anaesthesiologists have found. The combination could also help avoid cancer recurrence and metastases, according to new research to be presented today (Sunday) at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam. Professor Fabienne Roelants and Dr. Christine Watremez, from the Department of Anaesthesiology at the Cliniques...

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2011-06-05 08:51:04

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital announced Saturday they found that an estrogen-blocker known as Aromasin reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 65 percent in post-menopausal women at high risk for breast cancer.In a late-stage trial of more than 4,500 post-menopausal women who were at increased risk of developing breast cancer, researchers found that those who took the drug, also known as exemestane, had fewer invasive breast cancers after 3 years and without severe...

2011-05-27 07:01:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests a technique called lipofilling may be safe for women who are having their breasts reconstructed after breast cancer surgery. Lipofilling has been used for over 30 years.  The procedure involves taking fat from another area of a women's body, usually her abdomen or thighs, and using it to fill in small defects that may occur during breast reconstruction. Until now, there has been a lack of evidence as to whether the technique could trigger a...

2011-05-10 13:40:47

In the first large trial of its kind in the United States, researchers have shown that estrogen-lowering drugs can shrink tumors and reduce mastectomy rates for patients with stage 2 or 3 breast cancer. Patients with these larger breast tumors have two options, says Matthew J. Ellis, MD, PhD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and principal investigator of the trial conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. "One option is to undergo mastectomy. The...

2011-05-06 00:00:03

Personal Experience with Breast Cancer Sparks Doctor's Fashion Innovation for Breast Cancer Survivors West Chester, PA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Red Thread"”a specialty clothing line designed for breast cancer survivors sold exclusively online at http://www.redthreadbydrdeb.com"”officially launched this week in honor of Mother's Day. After anesthesiologist Dr. Debra Kimless-Garber, M.D. underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, she found herself on an unexpected path...

2011-04-29 15:08:16

Annual mammograms provide same outcomes at lower health care costs An annual mammogram is sufficient follow-up after breast conserving therapy (BCT) for breast cancer patients, according to a study presented today, at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta. This symposium is co-sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In this study, researchers wanted to determine the clinical relevance and...

2011-04-12 19:14:00

LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer is one of the most devastating and widespread forms of cancer in the modern world, with hundreds of thousands of women falling victim to it every year. While many women are able to win their battle with breast cancer, it often comes at the price of a mastectomy, in which the breast and the cancerous tissue within it are removed. For women who have lost their breast(s) due to cancer, breast reconstruction surgery is the most thorough...

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...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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