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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
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

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ConclusionsInformational resources and decision aids may enhance patient‐doctor communication and help young survivors better understand risk and manage expectations surrounding short and longer‐term physical and emotional effects after surgery.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
The locoregional management of breast cancer saw a revolution years ago with the advent of Breast Conserving Therapy (BCT) [1]. This technique, which established the equivalence of mastectomy and breast conservation, typically employed adjuvant radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery (BCS).
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
And they won't review all the tests. This is a two part misadventure.First I was horrified by thisfirst story where two women were found to have been misdiagnosed by a pathologist at a hospital in Ireland. Their original breast cancer diagnoses were incorrect. One woman was diagnosed with DCIS in 2010 and had a mastectomy. Based on the original pathology she was not required to have any additional treatment. In 2012, to the surprise of her and her doctor, her cancer came back." Her original 2010 biopsy had shown invasive cancer but this had been missed.The hospital said this was a mistake that any pathologist could ha...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: breast cancer treatment cancer diagnosis medical errors pathology report Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThis prospective study suggests that personality traits define perceptions of body image, which has an influence over quality of life and satisfaction with results.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Procedure: Robotic NSM;   Procedure: Open NSM Sponsor:   European Institute of Oncology Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionThis study provides quantitative and qualitative evidence that many SGM breast cancer patients face a dearth of appropriate social supports, both from breast cancer survivor organizations and from within the medical system. These findings confirm the need for research on the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer treatment on SGM breast cancer survivors, as well as further exploration of the social support needs and experiences of SGM breast cancer patients and their partners.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe outcomes of SSM in this series were excellent and NSM might have been an option for about one-third of the patients.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings of breast MRI for NAC preservation had good interobserver agreement. Enhancement extending to the areola, together with tumor-nipple distance, was significant factors for NAC involvement. PMID: 29464515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAsymmetric bilateral gynecomastia (ABGM) is uncommon, and reports on its characteristics are rare. In the present study, we investigated the clinical characteristics and surgical treatment of ABGM.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective study of 1159 patients with gynecomastia who underwent subcutaneous mastectomy with liposuction at Damsoyu Hospital from January 2014 to February 2016. We then analyzed differences in the characteristics and operative results between two groups of patients: those with asymmetric and symmetric gynecomastia. Asymmetric gynecomastia was defined as gynecomastia meeting both of the...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Invasive Breast Cancer;   Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Interventions:   Radiation: NIBB: accuboost;   Procedure: Partial mastectomy Sponsors:   Jaroslaw Hepel;   Brown University Oncology Research Group;   Rhode Island Hospital;   Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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