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Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Researchers compared cost data and complications between mastectomy with reconstruction and other guideline-based treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

Limited use of genetic counselors and high rate of double mastectomy in women at average risk with early-stage breast cancer illustrate that understanding of genetic testing results is limited.

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

Study finds patients are not more likely to report dissatisfaction, seek a second opinion, or change doctors due to physician recommendations against CPM.

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease.

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research discusses the management options for incidents of mastectomy skin flap necrosis (MSFN).

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

Reporting of overall immediate breast reconstruction and of racial disparities varies significantly between SEER and 2 large US databases.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomies for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer Vary by State

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomies for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer Vary by State

The proportion of women with invasive early-stage unilateral breast cancer electing CPM has increased significantly, and varies across US states.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

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