Cancer Patients Tell Us About Clothing for Changing Bodies

“The stockings don’t look very good but I’ve decided to change my attitude about that and say they are chic,” one patient writes.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fashion and Apparel Dresses Cancer Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Mastectomy Source Type: news

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Conclusion: TA flap has a simple design that minimizes concerns involving the donor site. Moreover, it does not require complicated procedures and allows for re-elevation whenever necessary. Finally, it guarantees faster wound recovery than skin graft with fewer complications. PMID: 31620390 [PubMed]
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
TIME held its first TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday aiming to define — and shape — the future of health care. The Summit, which is an offshoot of the magazine’s annual TIME 100 list of influential people, featured scientists, politicians and entertainers, such as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, actress Selma Blair, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, comedian Tig Notaro and former Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen. The day included a range of interviews, panels and performances. Here are the biggest moments from the Summit. Former Vice ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Comedy HealthSummit19 onetime Source Type: news
Thursday, October 17, 2019Current Mood:  SadI wrote this letter to my Auntie Judy shortly after she passed back on February 1st of this year .  I haven't really shared it with too many people but I thought since it was Breast Cancer Awareness Month it was the perfect way to honor an amazing woman who was sadly taken by this horrific disease.  Dear Auntie Judy,You were my “My Favoritest Person in the Whole Wide World.”  Every child should be blessed to have such an amazing Auntie in their life. I remember my Mom telling me a story... We were over your house in Granby and I...
Source: Sharing My Cancer Crapness - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: blogs
Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2019; 33: 247-257 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696988Nipple sparing mastectomy has been popularized in the modern era of breast cancer treatment due to its touted advantages with regard to resultant body image and reconstructive outcome. Implant-based techniques remain the most prevalent means of breast reconstruction. Special considerations regarding patient selection and technique are reviewed for implant reconstruction in the setting of mastectomy with nipple preservation. Applications for prepectoral and direct-to-implant reconstruction are discussed and published outcomes are summarized. [...] Thie...
Source: Seminars in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsPMRT tended to improve LRR and disease-free survival. The omission of PMRT is carefully determined.
Source: Journal of Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients with high anxiety at initial consultation were nine times more likely to undergo aggressive surgery compared with patients with low anxiety. These findings underscore the need for early identification of patients who may benefit from tailored supportive and educational services to address sources of anxiety and knowledge gaps. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The prevalence of anxiety among women with newly diagnosed breast cancer is being increasingly acknowledged. However, health care providers have not fully appreciated the impact of anxiety on the surgical management of patients with early-stage bre...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
When William Stewart Halsted described the radical mastectomy in 1894, it was thought that a cure for breast cancer lay in maximally invasive and often morbid surgery. Our understanding of breast cancer has changed immeasurably in the subsequent century in which innumerable preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that advanced breast cancer is a systemic disease that requires a multimodality approach that includes both local (surgery and radiation) and systemic therapies (chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and/or immunotherapy).
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeIncrease in breast cancer survivorship, advancements in diagnostic imaging and standardization of contralateral breast screening before breast cancer surgery have resulted in increased detection of contralateral breast cancer (CBC). The aim of this study was to assess national trends of synchronous bilateral breast cancer (sBBC) and metachronous bilateral breast cancer (mBBC) incidence in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.MethodsThe Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (1973 –2014) was used to identify 11,177 women diagnosed with CBC. CBC was classified as sBBC when primary ...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: To enhance the recovery of shoulder mobility, early rehabilitation with a shorter immobilization period should be recommended to patients with breast cancer undergoing reconstruction surgery with TEI. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03541161. PMID: 31598346 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent retrospective studies suggest improved overall survival (OS) with breast conserving therapy (BCT), including breast conserving surgery and adjuvant whole breast radiotherapy, compared to mastectomy in the modern era. The patient subset most likely to benefit from BCT remains unclear, and the role of Oncotype DX Recurrence Score (RS) in this context is unknown. We compared BCT to mastectomy in early-stage, node-negative breast cancer. We further explored outcomes after stratification by RS and age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a matched-cohort analysis of National...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
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