Latest Radical mastectomy Stories

2012-02-01 01:17:20

Nearly one in four women who undergo a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer have another surgery to remove additional tissue (reexcision), and there is substantial surgeon and institutional variation in the rate of reexcisions that cannot be explained by patients' clinical characteristics, according to a study in the February 1 issue of JAMA. The current environment of health care reform in the United States calls for increasing physician and hospital accountability and...

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....

2009-10-13 16:12:22

With there being a concern that mastectomy is excessively used as a treatment for breast cancer, a survey of nearly 2,000 women indicates that breast-conserving surgery was attempted as the initial therapy for about 75 percent of those surveyed, according to a study in the October 14 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on surgical care. Monica Morrow, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing in Chicago. "Concerns about...

2008-04-13 03:00:08

By Vadivelu, Nalini Schreck, Maggie; Lopez, Javier; Kodumudi, Gopal; Narayan, Deepak Breast cancer is a potentially deadly disease affecting one in eight women. With the trend toward minimally invasive therapies for breast cancer, such as breast conserving therapies, sentinel node biopsies, and early treatments of radiation and chemotherapy, life expectancy after breast cancer has increased. However, pain after breast cancer surgery is a major problem and women undergoing mastectomy and...

2006-08-03 17:28:05

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Approximately 40 percent of women say they "feel uncomfortable" when asked to decide between breast-conserving surgery and radical mastectomy for breast cancer, according to a Canadian study. Dr. Wally J. Temple and associates at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, conducted a study involving 157 women diagnosed with breast cancer who were all candidates for breast-conserving surgery. Nonetheless, only 71 percent ultimately expected to have...

2005-07-11 12:20:00

NEW YORK -- A study shows that men with breast cancer are not at increased risk for relapse after mastectomy compared to women with breast cancer and therefore should be treated using the same guidelines as women. Yes, men do develop breast cancer, but it is fairly rare. In most countries, about 1 of every 100 cases of breast cancer occur in men. In women with breast cancer, post-mastectomy radiation is guided by specific indications such as tumor size. But in men with breast cancer,...

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