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Breast cancer patients often mispredict well-being after mastectomy

(JAMA Network) Women with breast cancer who underwent a mastectomy without breast reconstruction generally underestimated their future quality of life, while those who had immediate reconstruction generally overestimated it.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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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
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: Although a carcinoma within a preexisting benign fibroepithelial tumor is extremely rare, it is important to be aware of the possibility of invasive and metastatic disease. PMID: 29460095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James).
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
ConclusionsMagnetic seeds are a feasible and safe method of breast lesion localization. They can be accurately placed, demonstrate no migration in this feasibility study and are detectable in all sizes and depths of breast tissue. Now that safety and feasibility have been demonstrated, further clinical studies are required to evaluate the seed ’s effectiveness in wide local excision surgery.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Nipple-sparing bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with TiLoop® Bra mesh in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: A prospective study of long-term and patient reported outcomes using the BREAST-Q. Breast. 2018 Feb 15;39:8-13 Authors: Casella D, Di Taranto G, Marcasciano M, Sordi S, Kothari A, Kovacs T, Lo Torto F, Cigna E, Ribuffo D, Calabrese C Abstract BACKGROUND: Although demand for prophylactic mastectomy is increasing over time among women at a high risk for breast cancer, there is a paucity of studies on long term patient-reported outcomes after this procedure. METHODS: ...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Authors: Dumitru D, Douek M, Benson JR Abstract Breast conserving surgery (BCS) is now the standard of care for the majority of women with early stage breast cancer. There is a finite rate of ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR) for breast conserving therapy (BCT) with annual rates of less than 1% for specialist breast practices. There has been recent consensus on the definition of an adequate resection margin for both invasive and noninvasive breast cancer treated with BCS, although some variation in margin policy persists with definitions of 'no tumour at ink', 1 and 2 mm margin mandates. Despite the devel...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
We report on 15-year trends of mastectomy, mastectomy plus immediate reconstruction and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) at an academic institution. METHODS: We identified women diagnosed with unilateral early breast cancer at stage 0-IIa, with tumour size ≤ 4 cm, between 2002 and 2016. Trends were assessed using the Cochrane-Armitage test. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with receipt of mastectomy plus immediate reconstruction. RESULTS: A total of 2315 patients were identified. Of them, 65.7% underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS), while 34.3% unde...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
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