Latest Monica Morrow Stories

2009-02-24 14:05:09

A top breast cancer expert is warning that women who choose minimally invasive breast surgeries for better cosmetic outcomes could be putting their lives at risk. In an editorial on the British Medical Journal's Web site, Monica Morrow, the chief of breast service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, wrote effectiveness and safety, as well as aesthetic outcomes, need to be considered when planning surgery for breast cancer. She said over the past 30 years, surgery has become...

2009-02-06 14:04:14

Radiation appears to help women that have been diagnosed with early stage, noninvasive breast cancer, researchers reported on Thursday. In a study of four randomized trials consisting of 3,925 women, researchers compared the results of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who had received radiation as a part of their treatment with those who had not received radiation. Therapy that includes radiation appears to noticeably lower the risk of recurrence of either DCIS or invasive breast...

2005-12-29 10:17:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though most women with breast cancer are aware they have the option for breast reconstruction soon after surgery, few may fully understand the details of the procedure, a new study suggests. This was particularly the case, researchers found, for black women, who were more likely to say they did not know enough about breast reconstruction or to feel that the procedure was not recommended. In addition, only a minority of women -- 38 percent -- had breast...

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