‘No Longer a Disease for Our Moms and Grandmas’: Women on Early Breast Cancer

After a Styles column about one woman ’s experience with an early diagnosis, readers shared poignant stories of fear and survival.
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AbstractIn Germany, the nationwide population-based mammography screening program (MSP) was introduced in 2005 and is full-running since 2010. By 2014, incidence rates for invasive breast cancer were very similar to those of the pre-screening era. Therefore, the ongoing effect of the MSP on breast cancer surgery rates can now be investigated. We analyzed population-based breast-conserving (BCS) and mastectomy (MET) surgery rates (per 100,000) among women aged  
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA novel system using supine MRI images co-registered with intraoperative optical scanning and tracking enabled tumors to be resected with a trend toward a lower positive margin rate compared with wire-localized partial mastectomy. Margin positivity was more likely when imaging underestimated pathologic tumor size.
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract To clarify the surgical outcomes of breast cancer patients with a preoperative diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) by core needle biopsy (CNB) (abbreviated as CNBDCIS), we retrospectively analyzed the cases of 131 patients with CNBDCIS who underwent surgery at Oomoto Hospital (32 total mastectomies, 99 conservative mastectomies). Our analysis of underestimation and predictors of invasive breast cancer of CNBDCIS revealed that the underestimation rate of CNBDCIS was 40.5% (53/131). A logistic regression analysis revealed that palpable tumors (yes to no, odds ratio [OR] 3.25), mammography (MMG) cat...
Source: Acta Med Okayama - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Acta Med Okayama Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Imaging findings on preoperative mammography, US and MRI are effective predictors for nipple involvement by cancer. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: Preoperative mammography, ultrasonography, and MRI help predict nipple involvement by breast cancer. PMID: 31317763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBreast cancer incidence and mortality in low- and medium-income countries has increased and is predicted to rise. Late presentation, associated with poor prognosis, is unfortunately common to most of these countries. This review discusses recent studies and offers recommendations to address pertinent issues raised.Recent FindingsLate presentation continues to prevail in many LMICs, worse in sub-Saharan Africa. Socioeconomic and demographic factors play a significant role. The fear of mastectomy is a prominent cause of reluctance to seek treatment. Increasing awareness, clinical breast examination a...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPatients with breast cancer desire to avoid chemotherapy-induced alopecia because it induces mental stress during treatment. Scalp cooling can suppress chemotherapy-induced alopecia without increasing the risk of scalp metastasis; however, in certain cases, alopecia cannot be prevented. The use of properly fitted scalp cooling caps has not yet been explored in Asian patients. Here, we report a case of hair regrowth using a properly fitted scalp cooling cap during adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. A 51-year-old Japanese woman who was recalled by screening mammography for grouped amorphous calcifications and a...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) is increasingly used in breast cancer patients, as it offers better cosmetic outcomes and improves quality of life. Nipple-areola complex (NAC) involvement must be accurately determined to identify which patients may be candidates for NSM. We aimed to identify the predictors of NAC involvement and develop a clinical predictive model to determine the patients for whom NAC preservation may be considered. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 168) with primary operable breast cancer who underwent subcutaneous mastectomy for breast reconstruction at...
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Rationale: Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease in which the patient usually has a reduced risk of developing cancer. In particular, with the exception of hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma, the incidence of cancer is significantly lower in WD patients compared with the general population. This case study presents a rare case of WD complicated with primary breast cancer. Patient concerns: A 40-year-old woman who was diagnosed with WD at 25 years of age found a lump in her left breast. She has a family history of cancer. Diagnoses: Ultrasound and mammography results were high...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBased on retrospective, historic data, surgeons have long recommended mastectomy as the surgical approach for women with multiple ipsilateral synchronous (multifocal or multi-centric) breast cancer (MIBC). In the modern era, however, local recurrence rates have significantly decreased due to improved imaging techniques and earlier detection through breast cancer screening, more accurate delivery of radiation, and the advent of targeted systemic therapies. Given the significant non-surgical advancements in the field of breast cancer care, the role of maximally invasive surgery in improving breast ca...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Health-Related Complications of Acromegaly—Risk of Malignant Neoplasms Marek Ruchala*† and Kosma Wolinski† Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, PoznaƄ, Poland The issue of increased risk of benign and malignant neoplasms in patients with acromegaly remains the topic of debate from many years and was addressed by numerous studies. Many of them have shown increase in the cancer incidence. Among particular types of malignancies, thyroid, colorectal, and breast cancer are most commonly indicated as associated with acromegaly. Single ...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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