Breast cancer: 'I have one breast, would you like to see it?'

Three women tell us why having a mastectomy never made them feel less of a woman.
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In this paper, we present the case of a 48-year-old woman diagnosed with early breast cancer. As candidate for mastectomy, she refused immediate reconstruction. She was referred to a psycho-oncologist for further evaluation and support. Psychological sessi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ConclusionsOur study has shown that immediate implant reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomy using TIGR mesh is safe and feasible, with low rates of early and medium-term complications.Level of evidence: Level III, therapeutic study.
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Increasing numbers of women are undergoing Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) in the UK. However, professional guidelines suggest CPM does not offer oncological benefit to the majority of women with breast cancer. Whilst research has explored women's motivations for seeking CPM, the present study aimed to address a gap in the literature by investigating healthcare professionals ’ (HCP) experiences and attitudes of caring for women considering CPM.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Adolf IC, Akan G, Mselle TF, Dharsee N, Namkinga LA, Atalar F Abstract BACKGROUND: During cancer growth, immunosuppressive microenvironment is created that enables tumour cells to evade an eliminative immune response and hence manage to grow into malignancy. HLA-G, existing as either membrane-bound (mHLA-G) or soluble (sHLA-G) molecule is thought to be immunosuppressive and produced more by tumor cells. The +3142G/C polymorphism in HLA-G gene affects its expression, and G allele is considered to be a protective mutant allele associated with less expression of HLA-G. The implication of HLA-G in cancer devel...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
We report a case of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a 70-year old woman, who 21 years previously had undergone bilateral breast augmentation with textured silicone implants. Eleven years later, she had bilateral implant removal with possible implant leak and presence of ‘atypical cells’ in the seroma. She then opted for prophylactic bilateral mastectomy in view of her strong family history of breast cancer and underwent reconstruction with subcutaneous gel implants. Eight months later, the patient noted right breast swelling and peri-implant effusion. The cytology was suspicious fo...
Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewContralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) at the time of unilateral breast cancer surgery is increasing, though still controversial in BRCA( −) patients. We review the relevant literature regarding CPM and specifically abnormal imaging/biopsies in patients following unilateral mastectomy (UM) versus CPM and present results from our own retrospective chart review.Recent FindingsA large cohort study by van la Parra et al. examined the incidence/risk of breast biopsy at follow-up, finding the 5-year estimated biopsy rate to be the lowest for UM compared to breast-conserving surgery. Our retros...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Giovanna Mariscotti, Manuela Durando, Alberto Tagliafico, Pier Paolo Campanino, Davide Bosco, Cristina Casella, Riccardo Bussone, Ada Ala, Isabella Castellano, Anna Sapino, Laura Bergamasco, Paolo Fonio, Nehmat HoussamiAbstractPurposeTo compare the rates of mastectomy and re-operation after breast-conserving surgery(BCS) among patients who had different pre-operative multi-modality imaging, hence identifying significant predictors of mastectomy and re-operations within each group.MethodRetrospective study of consecutive patie...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
(NRG Oncology) Approximately 10% of breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery [BCS]) and whole-breast radiation (WBI) will have a subsequent in-breast local recurrence of cancer (IBTR) when followed long term.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Mangesh A. Thorat, Rajeshkumar BalasubramanianAbstractWomen at a high-risk of developing breast cancer are a heterogenous group of women including those with and without high-risk germline mutation/s. Prevention in these women requires a personalised and multidisciplinary approach. Preventive therapy with Selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) like tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) substantially reduces breast cancer risk well beyond active treatment period. The importance of...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: Breast cancer survivors had reduced expiratory muscle strength and impaired functional capability determined with ADL duration compared to the reference values of healthy adults. Considering the negative influences of functional limitation on health status, the strategies are needed to reverse this to prevent further unfavorable outcomes.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
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