Predictive factors affecting axillary lymph node involvement in patients with breast cancer in Duhok: Cross-sectional study

ConclusionSize of the tumor and the estrogen receptor status were the most common factors that determined axillary lymph node involvement in patients with breast cancer in our study.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Laura Heacock, Alana Lewin, Abimbola Ayoola, Melanie Moccaldi, James S. Babb, Sungheon G. Kim, Linda MoyRationale and ObjectivesPathologic complete response (pCR) in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer after HER2-targeted therapy correlates increased disease-free survival and decreased mastectomy rates. The aim of this study was to explore tumor shrinkage patterns and initial tumor enhancement with pCR in HER2-positive breast cancer.Materials and MethodsThis was an institutional review boar...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Mammoplasty Patient Interventions:   Procedure: Angiography;   Procedure: MRI-Based Angiogram;   Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment Sponsors:   Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
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Most breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy are candidates for breast reconstruction. Deciding about breast reconstruction is complex and the preference-sensitive nature of this decision requires an appr...
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewFollowing partial mastectomy, whole-breast irradiation (WBI), delivered over 3 to 6  weeks, has been the standard adjuvant radiation approach for early-stage breast cancer. A growing body of literature over the past decade has suggested that irradiation of the partial breast, including the tumor bed plus a margin, may be a suitable alternative for appropriately selected patients. The use of partial breast irradiation (PBI) has been studied in multiple prospective randomized trials, now with up to 10 years of follow-up, establishing similar safety and efficacy compared with WBI. Advantages...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Reconstruction is central to improving breast cancer outcomes. The differential outcomes and persistent regional inequalities identified should facilitate decision making, support improved access to all reconstructive options and inform the development of an optimal patient pathway. PMID: 31418290 [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
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Carlos A. Garcia-Etienne, Alberta Ferrari, Angelica Della Valle, Marco Lucioni, Elisa Ferraris, Giuseppe Di Giulio, Luigi Squillace, Elisabetta Bonzano, Angioletta Lasagna, Gianpiero Rizzo, Richard Tancredi, Andrea Scotti Foglieni, Francesca Dionigi, Maurizia Grasso, Eloisa Arbustini, Giorgio Cavenaghi, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Andrea R. Filippi, Paolo Dionigi, Adele SgarellaAbstractThe surgical approach to the axilla in breast cancer has been a controversial issue for more than three decades. Data from recently published tria...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Background and objectives: Differences in patient anatomy and physiology exist between young and older patients undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Breast cancer has been described as being more aggressive, more likely to receive radiation, contralateral mastectomy, as well as bilateral reconstruction in young patients. Our purpose is to report long-term experience on two-staged implant-based breast reconstruction (IBR) in young females, with complication sub-analysis based on obesity and adjuvant radiation. Materials and Methods: Retrospective chart review of all consecutive young patients...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer is the most common cancer among females worldwide, of whom more than 80% survive for more than 5  years. Hence, ensuring a good quality of life (QOL) is essential to achieve holistic approach in treating patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare the QOL in women who underwent modified radical mastectomy (MRM) and breast conservation surgery (BCS) for breast cancer in the last 5 years. QOL was evaluated based on the long-term quality of life–breast cancer (LTQOL–BC) questionnaire. A greater percentage of women who underwent MRM complained of difficulty in completi...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Introduction: Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. The present study aimed to assess the effect of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) in MBC patients with intermediate-risk (T1-2N1M0 and T3N0M0) and high-risk (T1-4N2-3M0 and T4N0-1M0) disease. Methods: The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database was used to analyze patients with MBC between 2000 and 2014. Kaplan–Meier analysis, log-rank tests, and the multivariate Cox proportional model were used for statistical analysis. Results: We identified 460 patients with a median follow-up time of 31 months (range, 2&nd...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results contribute to close the knowledge gap concerning the budgetary consequences due to genetic risk classification. A rising demand leads to additional costs especially due to costs for genetic analysis. The model indicates budget shifts with cost savings due to breast and ovarian cancer treatment in the scenario of rising demands. PMID: 31394049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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