Mother's breast implants triggered rare blood cancer
Linzy Bromfield, 48, from Chelmer, Essex, suffered from a rare form of blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Doctors say they identified the cancer a month before it would have killed her.
Conclusions Polyurethane implants seem to be more resistant to radiotherapy damage, whereas silicone prosthesis showed more structural, mechanical, and chemical modifications.
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.
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 ...
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]
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 ...
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]
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 ...
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Background: The purpose of this study was to determine whether augmentation mammaplasty, implant type, and implant location affect breast cancer detection, stage, and treatment. Methods: An institutional case-control study was performed of patients with prior breast augmentation undergoing breast cancer treatment from 2000 to 2013. Controls were propensity matched and randomized, and data were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Forty-eight cases and 302 controls were analyzed. Palpable lesions were detected at a smaller size in augmentation patients (1.6 cm versus 2.3 cm; p
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Breast augmentation with implants does not interfere with the ability to detect later breast cancers--in fact, cancers may be detected at a smaller size in breasts with implants, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).