Smaller breast cancer detected in women with implants

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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
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
Authors: Ekpo EU, Alakhras M, Brennan P Abstract Mammography has been the frontline screening tool for breast cancer for decades. However, high error rates in the form of false negatives (FNs) and false positives (FPs) have persisted despite technological improvements. Radiologists still miss between 10% and 30% of cancers while 80% of woman recalled for additional views have normal outcomes, with 40% of biopsied lesions being benign. Research show that the majority of cancers missed is actually visible and looked at, but either go unnoticed or are deemed to be benign. Causal agents for these errors include human r...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Background: Breast augmentation with subglandular versus subpectoral implants may differentially impact the early detection of breast cancer and treatment recommendations. The authors assessed the impact of prior augmentation on the diagnosis and management of breast cancer in women undergoing mastectomy. Methods: Breast cancer diagnosis and management were retrospectively analyzed in all women with prior augmentation undergoing therapeutic mastectomy at the authors’ institution from 1993 to 2014. Comparison was made to all women with no prior augmentation undergoing mastectomy in 2010. Subanalyses were performed ac...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast: Original Articles Source Type: research
ByChristine A. Hamori, MDRecent media coverage of an FDA update regarding BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is causing a lot of concern among breast implant patients. First of all, patients should know that BIA-ALCL is not new, and that this is a very rare disease. Also, it is only associated with textured implants. During every breast augmentation consult I do with every potential patient, we go over this information. In fact, rarely do my patients and I choose a textured implant.My colleague Dr. William Adams has published this informative update with a video from the Plastic Surgery Cha...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: bia-alcl breast cancer breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma breast implants fda Source Type: blogs
Background: It is well established that Non Latina (nL) Black patients are more likely than nL white (white) patients to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer. In addition, prior population-based research conducted in Chicago suggests that black women tend to be screened at lower resource facilities, and may also have screening images of lower quality and be more likely to have their breast cancer missed at interpretation. Consistent with all of these observations, black patients were more likely to report symptomatic awareness of their breast cancer despite a recent asymptomatic screening mammogram in t...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer: Oral Presentations - Proffered Abstracts Source Type: research
Abstract Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States, and thousands of augmented patients develop breast cancer each year. The possible effects of implants on cancer incidence, diagnosis, and treatment usually generate a disarming confusion. The present paper represents an update of the more recent oncologic and surgical strategies, aiming to support plastic and general surgeons in such challenging aspects. Several aspects of breast cancer management in augmented women are investigated, including (1) risk estimation and cancer characteristics, stage at diagnosis, and prognosis; (2...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract In line with the health belief model, perceived barriers have proven to be a key determinant of intentions to screen for breast cancer. The standard measure of perceived barriers to breast cancer screening is an 11 item scale developed by Victoria Champion. However, perceived barriers emerge and change over time, and Champion’s perceived barriers scale was last revised in 1999. Moreover, the original scale did not address barriers which may be more pronounced in particular populations, such as congruity of action with faith. As part of the Utah Screening Project, a sample of women 40–74 (...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract Breast cancer detection in women with implants has been questioned. We sought to evaluate the impact of breast implants on mammographic outcomes. A retrospective review of women undergoing mammography between March 1 and October 30, 2013 was performed. Demographic characteristics and mammogram results were compared between women with and without breast implants. Overall, 4.8 per cent of 1863 women identified during the study period had breast implants. Median age was 59 years (26-93). Women with implants were younger (53.9 vs 59.2 years, P
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
Breast carcinoma rarely occurs in cases of foreign body granulomas following liquid silicone injection. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of all silicone injection products in 1992, liquid silicone injection for breast augmentation continues to be performed illegally. We herein report a case of breast carcinoma following liquid silicone injection in a 67-year-old female.A total of 45 years after liquid silicone injection, the patient had felt a breast mass in the right breast. Mammography showed a smooth mass that retracted the right nipple. Due to the presence of a marked acoustic shadow ...
Source: World Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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