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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ConclusionThe postoperative protocol with free shoulder ROM on the 15th day after surgery is safe and beneficial in terms of kinetic-functional recovery and pain control for patients after mastectomy and immediate implant-based reconstruction.Clinical Trials RegisterNCT02480842
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsUptake of clinical trial results for men with breast cancer often mirrors that for women, despite exclusion from these studies. Furthermore, when study findings were applied to eligible patients, men and women demonstrated similar survival. Observational studies can help inform the potential application of study findings to this unique population and improve patient enrollment in clinical trials.
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractThe treatment of early breast cancer using breast conservation therapy (BCT) commonly ensures local control and acceptable cosmetic results. We herein report a useful technique for obtaining symmetry of the breast shape and a level inframammary line and nipple-areola that achieved excellent results. Four Japanese patients with early breast cancer located on the upper inner area of the breast were enrolled into this study. De-epithelialized skin close to the resected area and skin from the epigastric area with subdermal fatty tissue were moved to repair the defect. Oncoplastic breast surgery (OBS) combining partial ...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWhile patients who undergo mastectomy have less long-term breast satisfaction, all patients can expect to experience similar improvements in anxiety and PSWB. Efforts should be made to ensure that patients are informed and confident regardless of which surgery is chosen, for this is the greatest predictor of better outcomes.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of ultrasound-guided percutaneous MWA and NSM for breast cancer.Materials and MethodsA retrospective cohort study was conducted in a single institution from 2014 to 2020. Women with invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast ≤ 5cm treated by MWA or NSM were enrolled. The primary end point was tumor progression and secondary end points included survival, cosmetic results, and complications.Results21 patients in the MWA group and 43 in the NSM group were evaluated. The mean tumor size was 2.3 cm (range, 0.3–5.0 cm). Median follow-up was 26.7 months (range, 14.6...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study results suggest that patients with high risk for OSA have a tendency to develop postoperative wound complications after breast cancer surgery. This study lays groundwork for further scrutiny using more robust methodology.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Opinion statementOncoplastic surgery (OPS) expands the indications and possibilities of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) by allowing for a wider cancer resection than lumpectomy. Ongoing investigation and reporting of OPS outcomes along with improvements in comprehensive training in breast surgical oncology will impact on awareness and lead to increased adoption of these techniques. Indications for OPS include concern about clear margins, poor tumor location (upper inner pole and lower quadrant), multifocality, need for skin excision, and poor candidacy for mastectomy and reconstruction. OPS has been proven to be oncologica...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAlthough rates of total skin-sparing (nipple-sparing) mastectomies are increasing, the oncologic safety of this procedure has not been evaluated in invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). ILC is the second most common type of breast cancer, and its diffuse growth pattern and high positive margin rates potentially increase the risk of poor outcomes from less extensive surgical resection.MethodsWe compared time to local recurrence and positive margin rates in a cohort of 300 patients with ILC undergoing either total skin-sparing mastectomy (TSSM), skin-sparing mastectomy, or simple mastectomy between the years 20...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study was motivated, in part by the expectation that the changes in the dielectric properties of the microwave antenna’s operation environment will be impacted by tissue composition of the ablation target, which includes not only the tumor, but also its margins. Accordingly, this target comprises a heterogeneous mix of malignant, healthy glandular, and adipose tissue. Therefore, knowledge of MWA impact on breast dielectric properties is essential for the successful development of MWA systems for breast cancer. We performed ablations in 14 human ex-vivo prophylactic mastectomy specimens from surgeries that we...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Dear colleagues, I would greatly appreciate your input on this situation. cT2N0 triple positive breast cancer. Mastectomy and axillary clearance after neoadjuvant chemotherapy shows pCR in the breast and sentinel node biopsy shows ITC. RT? Leave alone? Thanks
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