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Latest Mastectomy Stories

2013-06-07 23:02:30

A positive support system that includes mental health treatment is key to a successful elective mastectomy experience, according to a recent article published by the Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy. Troy, MI (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A positive support system that includes mental health treatment is key to a successful elective mastectomy experience, according to a recent article published by the Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy. The article, which looks at the latest research on women who have...

2013-06-04 23:30:00

In light of Angelina Jolie's recent mastectomy, Kwiksure examines the relationship between health insurance coverage and preventative cancer surgery. Hong Kong (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Angelina Jolie made headline news recently as she publicly shared her elective preventative double mastectomy in the New York Times on the 14th of May, after testing positive for the BRCA mutation. A week later, a British businessman followed suit with the removal of his healthy prostate as tests showed he also...

2013-05-30 23:04:41

The recent Angelina Jolie interview has sparked a nationwide conversation on the subject of elective mastectomies and as a result Dr. Kornstein has seen a rise in mastectomy consultations. The stigma and trauma of “losing one´s breasts” is being challenged, and the misconception that breast reconstruction surgery has to be a long suffering experience is over. New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Kornstein is a board certified...

2013-05-30 12:28:21

FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One month after announcing a new partnership with My Hope Chest, the only non-profit in the U.S. which funds breast reconstructive surgeries for uninsured women, Genie(TM) brand, makers of the number one selling bra in America, the Genie Bra(TM), is proud to unveil the first recipient of the Granting Wishes campaign. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130415/NY94240LOGO-a ) Florida resident and mother of three, Ruth Ann Peavey was...

2013-05-30 12:06:11

Information on risk factors may help plastic and reconstructive surgeons optimize flap design and patient outcomes, suggests study in PRS Global Open For women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, the weight of the tissue flap used affects the risk of an important complication called fat necrosis, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Information...

2013-05-29 12:27:29

Please visit BRAVEDAY.org to learn! NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BRAVEDAY.org (Breast Restoration AdVocacy Education) applauds conversations that have been ignited amongst doctors, the media, breast cancer and at risk patients about what to expect when making decisions about mastectomy vs. lumpectomy along with what restoration options are available including reconstructive surgery, external bra prosthesis, and custom fitted bras. Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy OP Ed in...

2013-05-28 23:26:21

RetirementRoadster.com finance and lifestyle magazine remarks about the death of Angelina Jolie´s maternal aunt, Debbie Martin, to breast cancer yesterday and encourages its retired readers to be diligent with routine testing and yearly exams in their golden years. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 RetirementRoadster.com finance and lifestyle magazine today released their statement about the very recent death of Angelina Jolie´s aunt to breast cancer. RetirementRoadster.com...

2013-05-23 12:26:38

Angelina Jolie Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Brings Attention to Variety of Surgical Options for Women with Inherited Breast Cancer Risk TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct to implant, or "one step," breast reconstruction following mastectomy is an appropriate option for many women with BRCA (BReast CAncer) gene mutations seeking to surgically reduce their breast cancer risk, or with breast cancer. Traditionally, post-mastectomy reconstruction involves a...

2013-05-22 23:02:22

A recent US News and World Report article discusses various improvements to the process of treating breast cancer. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills believes the new post-mastectomy breast augmentation techniques have probably saved lives. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 According to a May 14, 2013 US News and World Report article entitled “Women Have More Options for Breast Cancer Surgery,” modern medical technology has given women with breast cancer an...

2013-05-21 23:25:12

Recently, Angelina Jolie made headlines with news that she had a double mastectomy as a result of testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, a gene that has been linked to breast and ovarian cancer. Women´s Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology now offers Myriad BRACAnalysis which tests for the BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene mutations. Lake Orion, Michigan (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The star-power of Angelina Jolie is now shedding new light on BRCA gene mutations which have found to be...