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2013-09-18 23:22:21

10 Renowned Tattoo Artists to Help 10 Mastectomy Survivors Create Body Art at Innaugural P.Ink Day in NYC Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 P.INK, the post-mastectomy tattoo support platform, today launched an online crowdfunding campaign to finance the tattoos of 10 breast cancer survivors at P.INK Day, an event to be held in New York City in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to fund the tattoos, P.INK has set out to raise $25,000 from the public...

2013-09-18 15:45:20

Results of EORTC trial 10853 appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that breast conserving treatment combined with radiotherapy reduces the risk of local recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The incidence of DCIS has been increasing in the past decades, and this has been attributed to increased detection through breast cancer screening using mammograms. In the EORTC study, adjuvant radiotherapy after local excision reduced the incidence of both in situ and...

2013-09-13 23:17:51

Dr. Daryl Wier joins Aesthetic Surgery Center of Winter Park. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 With the addition of Dr. Daryl Wier as a surgeon on staff, the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Winter Park now offers mastectomy and breast reconstruction together as two outpatient procedures, done in one day under the same roof. Established in 2005, the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Winter Park is a free-standing state-licensed and Medicare-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center that caters...

2013-09-05 08:29:16

WINTER PARK, Fla., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Jeffrey Hartog is using his expertise on a little-known breast reconstruction procedure known commonly as fat grafting. With the autologous fat transfer (AFT) procedure, fat is taken from one area of the body and purified. It's then injected in small droplets into the breast and chest area to reconstruct the breasts. Once the fat is injected, the body quickly builds a vascular network to support...

2013-08-21 12:27:38

Drs. DellaCroce, Sullivan and Trahan among top 5% of doctors in America NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott Sullivan, MD, FACS; and Christopher Trahan, MD of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital, have been named to the list of Best Doctors in America(®) for 2013. Only five percent of physicians in America earn this prestigious honor, which is decided by the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the...

2013-08-12 23:20:32

New procedure transplants lymph nodes from groin to underarm, improving and even eliminating lymphedema symptoms. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 A ground-breaking new procedure being offered at San Antonio’s PRMA may be the answer for breast cancer patients suffering painful swelling of the arm known as lymphedema. Many breast cancer patients have lymph nodes removed from the underarm (axilla) at the same time as mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment. Removal of...

2013-08-08 09:19:31

The global study was led by University of Melbourne and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology today. The study involved about 2,500 women from Europe, North America and Australia who have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2, the breast cancer susceptibility genes, and who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. About one-third of these women were placed on tamoxifen. Tamoxifen has been used for decades to treat breast cancer and has...

2013-08-07 23:22:45

San Antonio's PRMA welcomes Dr. Jessica Belz to its microsurgical team, expanding outreach and continuing to lead the way in advanced breast reconstruction. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 What started as a two surgeon breast reconstruction practice in 1994, is now a team of seven. PRMA, one of the leading breast reconstruction practices in the World, is proud to welcome its 7th reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Jessica Belz. PRMA has performed over 5,500 state-of-the-art breast...

2013-08-02 08:24:54

New ForeCYTE Breast Health Test uses simple, noninvasive fluid sample to determine breast cancer risk SEATTLE, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtually all American women are aware that the pink ribbon is the symbol of breast cancer awareness. Despite this near-universal recognition, it is still a sad fact that plenty of women do not truly appreciate the extent to which they are at risk for breast cancer. Fresh evidence comes from a recent study by the Mayo Center Clinic for the...

2013-07-31 12:26:23

Autologous Procedure Gives Women Option to Use their Own Tissue for Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many women seeking breast reconstruction as part of a mastectomy to treat or prevent cancer can use their own body's tissue for breasts that are comparable in appearance and touch to their original breasts, according to R. Michael Koch, M.D., a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the New York Group for Plastic...