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Africa:'Cancer I Could Deal With. Losing My Breast I Could Not.'

[Bhekisisa] For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery. The taxi arrived at dawn but it could have come even earlier; I'd been awake all night. I was terrified about the day that lay ahead and what it would mean for the rest of my life.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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In this article, the economic value of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer is explored.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of reviewAccurate estimates of contralateral breast cancer (CBC) risk are necessary around the time a first breast cancer is diagnosed to aid surgical decision-making. This review will discuss the known risk factors for contralateral breast cancer (CBC) and present methods for calculating CBC risk that can be utilized when breast surgeons counsel patients.Recent findingsIn addition to the well-known factors that impact contralateral breast cancer risk, such as BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carrier status and history of chest wall radiation, other factors that affect CBC risk are being better defined. Recent studies ...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundYoung women with breast cancer (YWBC) represent 7 –12% of breast cancer diagnoses and ostensibly have more biologically aggressive subtypes with higher relapse and mortality rates. We studied the clinical and pathological characteristics in YWBC and examined how outcomes and treatment have evolved.MethodsYWBC were identified from pathology databases at two tertiary centers. Patients were divided into two cohorts: those diagnosed from 2000 to 2005 (C1) and from 2006 to 2015 (C2). Data were retrieved from clinical, radiology, and histology databases. Statistical analysis was performed using R ® (V...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Female Intervention:   Procedure: Breast reconstructive surgery Sponsor:   Yonsei University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Even in an insured cohort, a substantial proportion of breast cancer survivors do not undergo annual surveillance breast imaging, particularly as time passes. Understanding factors associated with imaging in cancer survivors may help improve adherence to survivorship care guidelines. PMID: 29752327 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Authors: de la Borbolla Martínez GD, Martínez MEH, Raygoza NP Abstract The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of a nursing intervention in increasing the therapeutic self-care demand in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema after a mastectomy. The pre-experiment was carried out on women in the State Cancer Institute in Colima, Mexico. Thirty women who had undergone a mastectomy were included in this study. Each woman received a nursing intervention to increase her knowledge, skills and motivation, which are the components of therapeutic self-care demand. Students' t and P values were...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
We present the case of a 30-year-old woman with triple-negative bilateral breast carcinoma who underwent bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. She developed a left chest wall and liver recurrence after primary therapy. Her recurrent disease was also triple-negative. In view of the known poor prognosis and very limited therapeutic options, we performed 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan to explore the possibility of PSMA-based therapy as a future option after exhausting standard-of-care treatments.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
PMID: 29729725 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: PLAC-B as neoadjuvant treatment of this subpopulation with TNBC and ER/PR+ patients is effective and safe. Further studies are necessitated. PMID: 29744672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Drug Investig Source Type: research
ConclusionPLAC-B as neoadjuvant treatment of this subpopulation with TNBC and ER/PR+ patients is effective and safe. Further studies are necessitated.
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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