Kenya:Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

[Nation] Women with breast implants are at risk of getting cancer, a new study has shown.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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In this study, we discuss indications and surgical options for bilateral breast reconstruction, pectus excavatum, and breast augmentation.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
This article summarises the information that should be provided to women and referring physicians about breast ultrasound (US). After explaining the physical principles, technical procedure and safety of US, information is given about its ability to make a correct diagnosis, depending on the setting in which it is applied. The followingdefinite indications for breast US in female subjects are proposed: palpable lump; axillary adenopathy; first diagnostic approach for clinical abnormalities under 40 and in pregnant or lactating women; suspicious abnormalities at mammography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); suspicious ni...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
(Natural News) A 48-year-old British woman survived a rare blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), this type of cancer is said to be a result of a reaction between the white blood cells and the new generation of rough surfaced breast implants introduced a decade...
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Conclusions Polyurethane implants seem to be more resistant to radiotherapy damage, whereas silicone prosthesis showed more structural, mechanical, and chemical modifications.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionSiliconomas develop as a result of implant rupture and present with many of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. The majority of patients should undergo surgery for symptom relief or to rule out cancer.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Moraitis SD, Agrafiotis AC, Kapranou A, Kanakakis K Abstract Breast reconstruction is a very popular surgical intervention performed either for cosmetic reasons or after oncological resections. Even though silicone is considered to be an inert material, there are side effects that have been reported, such as silicone lymphadenopathy. In the case reported herein, a silicone lymphadenopathy of the internal mammary and the anterior mediastinal lymph nodes were revealed after a thymectomy for autoimmune myasthenia gravis. Silicone lymphadenopathy should always be part of the differential diagnosis of enlarged ...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions: HT can be used for a well selected group of breast cancer as bilateral tumours, complex anatomy and target volumes where the conventional radiation therapy techniques cannot ensure an optimal dose distribution. Longer follow-up is necessary to confirm and validate these results. PMID: 29805760 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Conclusions:Our results showed a high compliance rate with fasting and warming instructions, however, findings suggest that a 3-hour fast and warming of the upper torso, does not result in significant improvements in image count density in the clinical environment. These findings are in contrast to count density improvements observed in a controlled research study as a function of fasting or warming, where serial examinations were assessed within the same patient. A limitation of the current analysis conducted in clinical practice is that fasting status is patient-reported and time spent warming is patient-directed, which ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: TS17: Student Tech Papers I Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In the literature, some articles describe correlation between connective tissue diseases and silicone breast implants, but the pathogenetic mechanisms are unknown. We report a rare case of breast morphea after positioning a silicone implant in a patient who had undergone mastectomy. This clinical report represents an interesting model of multidisciplinary management of a patient with breast cancer who developed an uncommon dermatologic disease. Further studies are needed to clarify the association between silicone implants and breast morphea. PMID: 29714655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Breast reconstruction is a frequent consequence resulting from a fight with breast cancer. Women trying to become whole again have to undergo an implantation of a saline bag followed by regular, sometimes painful injections that gradually expand the ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs
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