A New Criterion for Implant-Only Breast Reconstruction A New Criterion for Implant-Only Breast Reconstruction
The authors describe new criteria to classify patients undergoing implant-only breast reconstruction after mastectomy.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery
Condition: Post-Mastectomy Chronic Pain Syndrome Intervention: Procedure: radiofrequency Sponsor: Assiut University Not yet recruiting
AbstractPurposeBreast tumors from young women under the age of 40 account for approximately 7% of cases and have a poor prognosis independent of established prognostic factors. We evaluated the patient population served by the Military Health System, where a disproportionate number of breast cancer cases in young women are seen and treated in a single universal coverage healthcare system.MethodsThe Military Health System Repository and the DoD Central Registration databases were used to identify female breast cancer patients diagnosed or treated at military treatment facilities from 1998 to 2007.Results10,066 women were di...
To report results in terms of feasibility and early toxicity of hypofractionated adjuvant whole breast/chest wall and/or regional nodal radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer.Materials&methods: Between June 2013 and October 2014, 50 patients with breast cancer, post mastectomy or after breast conservation surgery (BCS) were prospectively included. The trial was approved by institutional ethics committee and registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number XXXX. Patients were planned on simulator with two tangential fields to breast/chest wall and incident field to supraclavicular fossa.
Conclusion: Based on these results, an HER2-positive ductal carcinoma in situ is likely to be larger than an HER2-negative tumor, leading to more frequent use of mastectomy. This finding would explain our poor recruitment to the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Protocol B-43 trial. PMID: 29230119 [PubMed]
Abhijit S NairIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2017 61(12):1026-1027
In this nationwide internet survey of women who had surgery for breast cancer, less than half of the respondents reported feeling “completely informed” about treatment options prior to operation. This appears to be due to a false sense of urgency and insufficient or misdirected information gathering by patients.
Rates of bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer are increasing regardless of the success of chemotherapy, particularly in younger and white women and in those with private/managed health insurance.Medscape Medical News