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Lumicell touts progress on image-guided cancer system
Image-guidance firm Lumicell announced that it is making progress on the development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lumicell gets FDA nod for breast surgery imaging trial (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Happens When A Teenage Boy Has Breast Surgery
A brush with breast cancer reveals the strength of the masculine ideal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Parliament Health Committee Calls for Establishment of African's Network for Breast Diseases
[SNA] Khartoum -The Parliament Committee for Health, Environment, Housing and the Humanitarian Affairs, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, under the auspices of Dr. A'aisha Mohmed Osman, the Parliament Deputy Speaker, has organized a seminar on the combat of the breast cancer presented by Prof. Raja Erzadi, the Moroccan physician, and practitioner, specialized in breast surgery, currently visiting the Sudan on invitation from the Parliament Deputy Speaker. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study finds DBT matches -- or surpasses -- FFDM
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs as well as or better than full-field...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT in younger women mitigates mammography's 'harms' SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates DBT improves sensitivity in less-experienced readers Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CQC to 'strengthen' oversight of private hospitals after breast surgeon scandal
The Care Quality Commission is to “strengthen” its oversight of private surgeons’ practising privileges in the wake of the Ian Paterson breast surgery scandal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DBT in younger women mitigates mammography's 'harms'
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to mammography when screening women...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates DBT improves sensitivity in less-experienced readers Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Is DBT ready to replace digital mammography for screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UK doctor jailed for 15 years over unnecessary breast surgery
LONDON (Reuters) - A British breast surgeon who carried out unnecessary operations on 10 patients for personal gain was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a court heard on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drain-Free Mastectomy with TissuGlu(R) Surgical Adhesive Presented at UK Breast Surgery Meeting
Review of previous reports from Germany presented at UK Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) meeting in Belfast RALEIGH, N.C., May 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The potential of drain-free mastectomy attracted wide attention at th... Devices, Surgery Cohera Medical, TissuGlu, Surgical Adhesive (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Bilateral mastectomy not needed for DCIS DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome Lumpectomy with RT tops mastectomy for early-stage cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Lisa wants a lift after dramatic weight loss
Lisa Riley has gone from a size 28 to a size 12 and the weight loss is one of the most dramatic celebrity transformations in recent years. She is going to have breast surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness
Different treatments for early-stage breast cancer vary in their cost-effectiveness,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More women undergoing preventive mastectomy DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Should low-risk women get breast screening every 3 years? Can elastography help guide breast cancer treatment? ASBrS: 50% of women under 45 at elevated breast cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates
Reading digital breast tomosynthesis exams immediately after they're acquired...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT improves sensitivity in less-experienced readers Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Is DBT ready to replace digital mammography for screening? Study gives thumbs-up to synthesized 2D DBT screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More women undergoing preventive mastectomy
An increasing number of U.S. women are opting for preventive mastectomy to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome New study to examine how to treat early breast cancer Lumicell gets FDA nod for breast surgery imaging trial Breast biopsy payment cuts could revive open surgeries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DBT improves sensitivity in less-experienced readers
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to 2D screening mammography has a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Is DBT ready to replace digital mammography for screening? Study gives thumbs-up to synthesized 2D DBT screening DBT use inconsistent across the U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New critical information on tumor sequencing, response to chemotherapy
Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select treatment for patients with cancer, but its role in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer is unknown. Researchers now report the results of a prospective tumor sequencing study in women receiving chemotherapy prior to breast surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mayo breast cancer study provides critical information on tumor sequencing and chemother
(Mayo Clinic) Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select treatment for patients with cancer, but its role in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer is unknown. Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute the results of a prospective tumor sequencing study in women receiving chemotherapy prior to breast surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo breast cancer study provides critical information on tumor sequencing and response to chemotherapy
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select treatment for patients with cancer, but its role in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer is unknown. Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute?the results of a prospective tumor sequencing study in women receiving chemotherapy prior to breast surgery. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Scary But Rare Risk Linked To Exclusive Breastfeeding
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preoperative breast MRI: More help than harm
VIENNA - Preoperative breast MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Screening breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome Breast MR: Is it accessible to women who need it? Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Christiane Kuhl on breast MRI Short is just as sweet for breast MRI protocol (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Screening breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women
Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome New MRI technique links breast fatty acids to cancer NIST publishes breast MRI standards Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Christiane Kuhl on breast MRI Short is just as sweet for breast MRI protocol (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast tattoo service for cancer patients
Demand for a free monthly service to provide nipple tattoos for women who have undergone reconstructive breast surgery after cancer soars. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan wins FDA nod for Natrelle Inspira SoftTouch breast implant
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) said today it won FDA approval for its Natrelle Inspira SoftTouch breast implants designed for breast reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgeries. The newly cleared Inspira SoftTouch implant is designed from a new medium firmness gel, the company said, bringing the total number of firmness options or its Natrelle line up to 3. “I am excited to have yet another option available within the Natrelle portfolio.  This is one of the most exciting times in the history of breast surgery and what a great time for women, who are looking to have augmentation or have to have re...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Allergan Inc. Source Type: news

Community Campus offers new technique for breast surgery
New approach allows surgeons to remove cancerous tissue through a single incision in inconspicuous area. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - November 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sofregen buys Allergan ’ s Seri surgical scaffold
Sofregen Medical said today that it bought the Seri surgical scaffold from Allergan (NYSE:AGN) for an undisclosed amount. Polaris Partners and other investors provided financing for the acquisition, according to the Medford, Mass.-based company. Seri, which is approved by the FDA for use as soft tissue support in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures, is the only approved silk-based surgical mesh on the market. Allergan acquired the technology when it bought Serica Technologies in 2010, a spinout from Tuft University’s biomedical engineering lab run by David Kaplan and Fiorenzo Omenetto. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Materials Testing Regenerative Medicine Surgical Allergan Inc. Serica Technologies Sofregen Medical Source Type: news

New DCIS consensus guideline could curb unnecessary breast surgery and reduce health system costs
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Three leading national cancer organizations today issued a consensus guideline for physicians treating women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with breast-conserving surgery with whole breast irradiation. The new guideline has the potential to save many women from unnecessary surgeries while reducing costs to the health care system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Should Women Have Breast Implants Removed?
It was a story with a bit of irony, as well as ominous health warnings. Crystal Hefner, the 30-year-old wife of Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, announced in a story in People magazine last month that she'd had her breast implants removed because they were making her sick. Hefner posted a photo of her post-surgery self on Instagram with the caption, "Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me." The former model, now a DJ, was diagnosed a few months back with Lyme disease. Her symptoms included intolerance to foods and beverages as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Hefn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diep vs Pedicled Tram Flap Outcomes After Breast Surgery Diep vs Pedicled Tram Flap Outcomes After Breast Surgery
How do these two techniques for reconstructive breast surgery compare in terms of complications and outcomes?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN'T Cover
Whether you’re looking to choose a new health insurance policy, going on Medicare, or are unsure of the details of your current health plan, there are several services that you may think are covered but in actuality they’re not. Knowing in advance what services you’re going to have to pay for can help you make smart health choices. First, How to Get Coverage If your employer offers health insurance, you’re generally all set. But if you’re leaving your employer or find yourself recently without health insurance (and are not Medicare age), here are your health insurance coverage options: COBRA ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bad' Bacteria In The Breast Could Influence Cancer Risk
By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer  Published: 06/30/2016 11:29 AM EDT on LiveScience There are bacteria living in women's breast tissue, and these microbes may affect women's health, a new study from Canada suggests. Researchers found that women with tumors in their breasts had a different mix of bacteria living in the tissue compared with woman who did not have tumors, according to the study. Although bacteria are much more abundant in other places in women's bodies -- such as the mouth, gut and vagina -- low numbers of bacteria are present in breast tissue as well, said Gregor Reid, a professor of microbiology and im...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome
Performing breast MRI in the supine position in the operating room (OR) immediately...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New MRI technique links breast fatty acids to cancer Breast MR: Is it accessible to women who need it? Breast MR finds significant cancer that mammo misses ASCO BCS: Breast MRI useful for average-risk women, too Does preoperative breast MRI really benefit patients? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Teen Girls Seek Breast/Genital Surgery; Experts Stress EducationTeen Girls Seek Breast/Genital Surgery; Experts Stress Education
Medscape asked experts in various disciplines to advise clinicians on what to do if a teen patient expresses an interest in vulvar or breast surgery. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

What it’s like to be in endocrine surgery: Shadowing Dr. Krishnamurthy
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to be an endocrine surgeon? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, MD, an endocrine surgeon and featured physician in AMA Wire’s® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in endocrine surgery might be a good fit for you. “Shadowing” Dr. Krishnamurthy Specialty: Endocrine surgery Practice setting: Academic group practice in a health system of 10 hospitals and 18 ambulatory ...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

What it ’s like to be in endocrine surgery: Shadowing Dr. Krishnamurthy
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it ’s like to be an endocrine surgeon? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, MD, an endocrine surgeon and featured physician in AMA Wire ’s ® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series , which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in endocrine surgery might be a good fit for you. “Shadowing” Dr. Krishnamurthy Specialty: Endocrine surgery Practice setting: Academic group practice in a health system of 10 hospitals and 18 ambul...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Breast cancer surgery with no visible scar
Treatment Terms Breast cancer Cancer Additional SEO Keywords self-breast exams, breast cancer in young women, hidden scar surgery, nipple-sparring mastectomy SEO Meta Description After years of self-breast exams, Leslie Hollingsworth was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Author Debbe Geiger Overview Leslie Hollingsworth was in her early 20s when her grandmother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Now 50, Hollingsworth has been doing self-breast exams and getting mammograms ever since. Finding breast lumps was a common occurrence because, Hollingsworth h...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 Source Type: news

Struggling with back pain due to large breasts? Pioneering surgery revealed with TINY scar
A SURGEON is performing impressive breast surgery in London. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Windsong affiliate adds two breast surgeons
Two breast surgeons are joining one of the region’s largest radiology providers through a new group practice. Dr. Katherine O’Donnell and Dr. Michael Peyser are now employees of Windsong Health Medical Alliance PLLC, affiliated with Windsong Radiology Group. Both will continue to practice in the same office at the Windsong Medical Park in Williamsville as well as a second practice location in Orchard Park. O’Donnell, who specializes in breast surgery, will serve as medical director of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Age May Affect Outcomes With Breast Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Local recurrence increased after breast conservation in younger patients (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - May 3, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Duke Breast Cancer Expert Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for 2016
Contact: Samiha KhannaPhone: 919-419-5069Email: samiha.khanna@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Thursday, April 21, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- Shelley Hwang, M.D., chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute, has been named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2016 as a pioneer in her field. One of the world’s foremost experts in early-stage breast cancers, Hwang has become an international leader calling for research to guide treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in which abnormal cells are detected in the lining of a milk duct, but haven’t spread to other t...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - April 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

What To Pack For Your Breast Surgery Hospital...
Pack the right things to take to the hospital for your breast surgery. Use this packing list and tips for what to take and what to leave at home. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - April 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Quality of Life Not Notably Better for Women Choosing Double Mastectomy
This study supports what has concerned many of us -- that women are not benefiting as greatly from CPM as they expect they will,” Hwang said. “Unless a woman has a gene mutation that places her at significantly increased risk of a new cancer in the other breast, CPM doesn’t prolong life and our study shows that it doesn’t make for a notably better quality of life.”  Hwang said it’s important for women to have a clearer understanding of the risks and benefits of the choices they are facing.  “The key to having long term satisfaction with treatment decisions is to review al...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Ease Post-Surgery Pain With Mastectomy Bras...
What is a mastectomy bra? A mastectomy bra or camisole can help ease recovery after breast surgery. Learn about breast prosthesis & post-surgery clothing. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

BCS Patients Tend to Undergo More Breast Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But use of breast conserving surgery in one state has decreased overall (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 17, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study Aims to Resolve How To Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast
This study will provide so many answers to questions that are critical to resolve,” Hwang said. “One of the key features is the assessment of patient-reported outcomes with each approach, as we believe how patients view their disease and their care must be central to any advances in cancer treatment.” The funding award for the DCIS study has been approved pending completion of a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and issuance of a formal award contract. PHOTO: Shelley Hwang, M.D., Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Department of Surgery. CREDIT: Duke Health. (Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features)
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - February 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Will Weightlifting Help My Lymphedema?
Learn how weightlifting may improve the discomfort of lymphedema, a problem that may arise after breast surgery or radiation to the breast. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

When Should You Get A Mammogram? A Definitive Guide
When should you consider getting screened for breast cancer? The answer depends on who you ask. New breast cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government-convened committee of independent medical experts, say the research is clear: Women between the ages of 50 and 74 should have a mammogram at least every other year. For everyone else, it depends.  Women in their 40s could start considering biennial mammograms, according to the task force, but doing it this young increases the risk of potential downsides that come from screening, including false positives. For women over the age...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Catheter-Based Antibiotic Irrigation After Breast SurgeryCatheter-Based Antibiotic Irrigation After Breast Surgery
This novel technique delivers continuous antibiotic irrigation to help prevent postoperative infections after breast reconstructive surgery. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

News Coverage of Angelina Jolie’s Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options
Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Coverage of celebrity's mastectomy has improved awareness of reconstructive breast surgery options
A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news