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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
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ConclusionsThis case report sheds light on a rarely described disease and provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and management. Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is a well-defined histologic subtype of breast cancer. Small cell carcinoma of the breast is a rare subtype of neuroendocrine breast cancer. Due to the rarity of this entity, prognosis has still not been well established, and treatment has not been standardized, cisplatin-based treatment has been used in this case similar to small cell carcinoma of the lung.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground/purposeThe 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay evaluates the likelihood of distant recurrence and benefit of chemotherapy in lymph node-negative, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer patients. The RS categories are associated with the risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in some, but not all studies.MethodsWe reviewed the institutional database to identify consecutive female patients with node-negative, ER+/HER2 − breast carcinoma tested for the 21-gene RS assay and treated at our center from 2008 to 2013. We collected data on clinicopathologic features, treatment, and outc...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsGreater post-treatment BMI is inversely related to postoperative appearance satisfaction, particularly in those undergoing mastectomy with reconstruction. The role of the breast in intimacy is greatest in overweight women, but decreases postoperatively in all BMI groups.Implications for cancer survivorsPostoperative appearance satisfaction and sexual function seems to be correlated to post-treatment BMI, which highlights the need to encourage perioperative weight management for improved survivorship outcomes.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
From 2009 to 2014, increases for all age groups, especially for women aged 65 years and older
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news
In this study we surveyed 193BRCA1/2 mutation carriers in the state of Tasmania to determine the uptake of cancer risk-reducing strategies and what factors might influence women ’s decisions in relation to both gynaecological and breast surgery. We observed that uptake of risk management strategies varied depending on the strength of the recommendation in the national guidelines. Uptake rates were>  90% for strategies which are strongly recommended, such as breast screening by MRI/mammogram and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and were unaffected by demographic factors such as socio-economic disadvantage an...
Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study explored whether psychological consultation offered to women prior to bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) appeared to provide psychosocial benefit to younger women (35 years) considering BPM.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
ConclusionThe scientific body of evidence favoring flap fixation after mastectomy is convincing. Mechanical flap fixation seems to reduce seroma formation and seroma aspiration after mastectomy. There are, however, no well-powered randomized controlled trials evaluating all aspects of seroma formation and its sequelae. Further research should elucidate whether flap fixation using sutures or tissue glue is superior.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIdentifying aTP53 mutation in a gene panel test is a challenging result for the patient and clinician due to the high risk of second primaries and the lack of consensus about surveillance.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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