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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ConclusionsBrachytherapy APBI is associated with higher rates of grade 1 fibrosis and seroma than 3D-CRT but lower rates of grade 1 edema and grade 2-3 pain than 3D-CRT. Rates of radiation oncologist-reported “fair” or “poor” cosmetic outcome are higher with brachytherapy. We identified dosimetric parameters that predict reduced risk of adverse cosmetic outcome after brachytherapy-based APBI. Ipsilateral breast recurrence was equivalent for brachytherapy and 3D-CRT.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study focused on assessing the effects of the training program and counseling program given to women who underwent a mastectomy and their spouses. Sixty women and 60 spouses were recruited for this study. The women in the experimental group and their spouses were provided with a four-session training program, once a week. Following this training, a 3-month follow-up and counseling were given and an assessment made. There was significant difference between average post-test scores of spouses in the experimental and control groups, in terms of problem solving (p = .003), communication (p = .0...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion The combination of an acellular dermal matrix and a dermal sling provides a double-layer 'water-proofing' and support for the implants inferiorly, avoiding T-junction breakdown complications, since any dehiscence is on to well-vascularised dermis. Furthermore, the acellular dermal matrix stabilises the implant in the large mastectomy cavity (pocket control). This approach provides a viable option which facilitates mastectomy and immediate implant reconstruction in large-breasted patients. PMID: 30112950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
A chest wall recurrence of breast cancer following mastectomy is a complex clinical problem that can push centers to the limits of their resources.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
Condition:   Breast Cancer Invasive Intervention:   Other: Patients with invasive breast cancer will receive: Sponsor:   Institut Claudius Regaud Not yet recruiting
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This study aims to make clear the following aspects of breast cancer patients and their occupation. 1. What percentage of patients have changed their working status around surgery? 2. When did patients change their employment? 3. What is the cause of the employment change? We investigated 269 patients who underwent curative surgery for primary breast cancer at one university hospital in Tokyo. Patients who were under the age of 58 at the time of surgery and had the experience of being a company or government employee during a year prior to the surgery were used as sample for analysis. To determine factors related to the em...
Source: Industrial Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Ind Health Source Type: research
ConclusionNone of the treatment methods applied ensured a full release of the restriction within the shoulder and upper limb. The deficits observed may constitute a serious disorder of the musculoskeletal system; therefore, a clinical study of biomechanical parameters of the shoulder joint may be an important control of patients’ functional status after breast cancer treatment.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
From time to time I have commented on the controversies over cancer screening. Most people assume that screening is an unqualified good, that early detection of cancer saves lives. Whenever some panel proposes recommending less screening, we hear screaming and yelling from advocates who claim they are trying to " ration " health care to save money at the expense of people's lives.In fact,as a bunch of Australians and a Minnesotan explain in BMJ, there are a few conditions called " cancer " that you are better off not treating, or perhaps treating very conservatively. These include what is called ductal ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
The aim of this study was to highlight the advantages that propagation-based phase-contrast computed tomography (PB-CT) with synchrotron radiation can provide in breast cancer diagnostics. For the first time, a fresh and intact mastectomy sample from a 60 year old patient was scanned on the IMBL beamline at the Australian Synchrotron in PB-CT mode and reconstructed. The clinical picture was described and characterized by an experienced breast radiologist, who underlined the advantages of providing diagnosis on a PB-CT volume rather than conventional two-dimensional modalities. Subsequently, the image quality was assessed b...
Source: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: phase-contrast breast CT synchrotron radiation breast cancer imaging research papers Source Type: research
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
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