Mastectomy

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

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The effects of a 2-treatment course of acupuncture on pain, nausea, and anxiety and ability to cope among women undergoing mastectomy was compared with usual care.

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

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Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Harmonic Technology Compared With Conventional Techniques in Mastectomy and Breast-conserving Surgery With Lymphadenectomy for Breast Cancer

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Harmonic Technology Compared With Conventional Techniques in Mastectomy and Breast-conserving Surgery With Lymphadenectomy for Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research compares Harmonic technology and conventional techniques for a range of clinical outcomes and complications in both mastectomy and BCS patients, including axillary lymph node dissection.

Individual Surgeons Influence Likelihood of Mastectomy for Treatment of Localized Breast Cancer

Individual Surgeons Influence Likelihood of Mastectomy for Treatment of Localized Breast Cancer

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A substantial and independent association between individual provider, the treatment center, and type of breast surgery among elderly women with breast cancer suggests the presence of physician and institutional biases. That is the conclusion of a Medicare claims database review presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Age Affects Outcomes After Mastectomy or Breast-conserving Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Age Affects Outcomes After Mastectomy or Breast-conserving Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer

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For women younger than 45 years with early stage breast cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes, opting for breast-conserving therapy with RT was associated with higher risk of local recurrence over 20 years compared with mastectomy and no RT.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With High Risk of Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With High Risk of Breast Cancer

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Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy is as effective at preventing breast cancer as more invasive surgeries, according to a multi-institution study.

A stym therapy improves function and range of motion following mastectomy

A stym therapy improves function and range of motion following mastectomy

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines using Astym treatment to increase mobility after mastectomy.

Mastectomy Increases Life Expectancy in Younger Women With Ovarian Cancer

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Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) can increase life expectancy and be cost effective in women up to age 60 years with ovarian cancer as carriers of a BRCA mutation.

Significant Rise in Preventive Mastectomies for U.S. Women Over Past Decade

Significant Rise in Preventive Mastectomies for U.S. Women Over Past Decade

Patients with breast cancer increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit.

Outcomes After Breast Reconstruction Surgery Vary Depending on Abdominal Donor Site

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In women undergoing postmastectomy breast reconstruction with their own tissue, a specific type of muscle-sparing abdominal tissue reduced complications and improved some aspects of quality of life.

Fat Injection for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Does Not Increase Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

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The use of lipofilling for postmastectomy breast reconstruction does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer. These findings are from an analysis of a plastic surgery database.

Travel Distance is Still a Barrier to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Travel Distance is Still a Barrier to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

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Travel distances continue to be a significant barrier to women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Offers Better Cosmetic and Psychological Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Offers Better Cosmetic and Psychological Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer

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Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction results in higher reported patient body image, when compared to skin-sparing partial mastectomy (SS-PM), and may lower risk of local recurrence.

Breast Conservation Surgery as Effective as Mastectomy for Some Large Breast Tumors

Breast Conservation Surgery as Effective as Mastectomy for Some Large Breast Tumors

Findings suggest doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation for some larger breast tumors.

More male breast cancer patients opting for dual breast removal

More male breast cancer patients opting for dual breast removal

The double mastectomy trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say.

Alternative procedure to radical mastectomy investigated

Alternative procedure to radical mastectomy investigated

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A revolutionary alternative to radical mastectomy has been developed that preserves the nipple, areola, and surrounding skin.

Research identifies factors in 'Angelina Jolie effect' on breast cancer screening

Research identifies factors in 'Angelina Jolie effect' on breast cancer screening

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Research indicates that Angelina Jolie's announcement that she had tested positive for BRCA1 influenced some women's intentions to seek out similar genetic testing.

Removing more breast tissue reduces the need for a second cancer surgery

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Expanded surgical margins during a partial mastectomy could be beneficial for patients, preventing further surgery.

Misperceptions about impact of double mastectomy are common

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Half of the women with breast cancer polled considered double mastectomy, but only a little more than a third knew the aggressive procedure doesn't up the chances of survival.

Many women choose mastectomy, despite being eligible for breast-conserving therapy

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Nearly a third of women eligible for breast-conserving therapy instead opt for removal of an entire breast.

Nipple preservation during mastectomy doesn't change recurrence rates

Nipple preservation during mastectomy doesn't change recurrence rates

Survival and recurrence rates show little difference in women who undergo full breast removal as opposed to retaining the nipple during the procedure.

Factors Affecting Women's Election to Undergo Bilateral Mastectomy Identified

Factors Affecting Women's Election to Undergo Bilateral Mastectomy Identified

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Physicians and cancer survivors influence women undergoing bilateral mastectomy as their treatment for breast cancer.

Anesthetic technique could spare some women from chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

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A regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care could potentially spare a third of women undergoing a mastectomy chronic post-operative pain, according to study data.

Many patients with locally advanced breast cancer do not receive postmastectomy radiation

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More than a third of women who should receive radiation subsequent to mastectomy are actually undergoing the recommended postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT), according to a new study.

Many patients with locally advanced breast cancer do not undergo recommended postmastectomy radiotherapy

Many patients with locally advanced breast cancer do not undergo recommended postmastectomy radiotherapy

Only 65% of patients with advanced breast cancer are receiving the postsurgical radiation therapy.

Autologous breast reconstruction yields higher satisfaction rates

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Research indicates that women who undergone mastectomy have greater satisfaction when breast reconstruction is performed using the patient's own tissues, rather than implants.

National trends in mastectomy for early stage breast cancer examined

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An increasing number of of women eligible for breast conservation surgery (BCS) are opting instead for mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and bilateral mastectomy.

Mastectomy numbers on the rise in women eligible for lumpectomy

Mastectomy numbers on the rise in women eligible for lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend of increasing mastectomy rates for early-stage breast cancer patients eligible for lumpectomy.

More patients opt for mastectomy despite limited, early-stage breast cancer

More patients opt for mastectomy despite limited, early-stage breast cancer

More women with breast cancer are opting for mastectomy rather than undergoing breast conservation surgery.

The 'Angelina Effect' for breast cancer was immediate, and long-lasting

Referrals for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer risk more than doubled across the United Kingdom after Angelina Jolie's May 2013 announcement she tested positive for BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a double mastectomy.

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