Report: Despite settlement, patient seeks prosecution for off-label Seri scaffold breast surgery
A patient in Southern California who underwent breast reconstruction surgery using an off-label Seri surgical scaffold is pushing for the state to prosecute the operating plastic surgeon, despite having received $1 million in a settlement, over claims that he altered her medical records, according to a Pasadena Star News report. The patient, Wendy Knecht, underwent breast reconstruction in 2015 following a cancer-preventive double mastectomy procedure. She was treated by Dr. Max Lehfeldt, who used a Seri surgical scaffold, produced by Allergan (NYSE:AGN) at the time, despite the scaffold having no FDA indications for ...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Legal News Women's Health Allergan Serica Technologies Sofregen Medical Source Type: news

Prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients requesting cosmetic breast surgery in midwestern Brazil - de Paula PR, Fortes de Arruda FC, Prado M, Neves CG.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of depressive symptoms (DS) before cosmetic breast surgery was analyzed in the public (PbI) and private (PrI) institutions, comparing types of surgery and patients' sociodemographic characteristics. METHODS: A cross-secti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Childbirth increases breast cancer risk according to new study
New research suggests women who bear children are more susceptible to breast cancer than women who do not. Dr. Lauren Cassell, chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hospital in New York City, joins CBSN to discuss the new study. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EZbra: Why Didn & #039;t Anyone Think of This Before?
Efrat Roman was diagnosed with breast cancer a little more than a decade ago and underwent a total of five different surgeries due to complications. As if going through multiple breast operations weren't challenging enough, Roman was surprised to find out that the post-op breast dressing options were severely lacking. "I realized there wasn't anything designated for the dressing of breasts post-op," Roman told MD+DI. "There are reusable bras that are post-op bras, but the fact that they are reusable is not enough because many breast cancer patients will suffer from some kind of asymmetry and with the reusabl...
Source: MDDI - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Meet the Post-Op Bra That & #039;s Long Overdue
Efrat Roman was diagnosed with breast cancer a little more than a decade ago and underwent a total of five different surgeries due to complications. As if going through multiple breast operations weren't challenging enough, Roman was surprised to find out that the post-op breast dressing options were severely lacking. "I realized there wasn't anything designated for the dressing of breasts post-op," Roman told MD+DI. "There are reusable bras that are post-op bras, but the fact that they are reusable is not enough because many breast cancer patients will suffer from some kind of asymmetry and with the reusabl...
Source: MDDI - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

System can rapidly and accurately detect tumor margins during breast cancer surgery
(RIKEN) Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR), Osaka University, and collaborators have developed a new rapid and inexpensive way to accurately detect the margins between cancer and non-cancerous tissue during breast surgery. Their system is noteworthy in that it can detect the morphology of the cells, differentiating between cells that are more or less dangerous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Husband-and-wife doctors receive $1.8 million to test new breast cancer approach
(University of Virginia Health System) Husband-and-wife doctors have been awarded more than $1.8 million for their effort to improve radiation therapy and breast surgery for patients with early-stage breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pill Mill Crackdown; Cannabis Knockoff; Live Breast Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - October 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty? Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?
In the US, there are medical specialty boards for thoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, head and neck surgery, colorectal surgery, and surgery for a variety of other organs/systems. But not the breast.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ERAS Protocol to Lower Opioids After Breast Surgery: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, discovering the interstitium, a possible start for tumor metastasis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery
How does the use of closed incision negative pressure therapy compare with conventional dressings among patients undergoing oncological breast surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Stop advertising breast surgery and diet supplements during Love Island, say campaigners
EXCLUSIVE: Feminist campaigners Level Up have been joined by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in their plea for ITV to stop advertising surgery during Love Island. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Reviews for Breast Surgery Are Mostly Positive Online Reviews for Breast Surgery Are Mostly Positive
Nearly 88 percent of online reviews of U.S. plastic surgeons who provide breast augmentation were found to be positive in a recent study, but that snapshot of customer satisfaction is not necessarily reliable, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Online reviews for breast surgery are mostly positive
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 88 percent of online reviews of U.S. plastic surgeons who provide breast augmentation were found to be positive in a recent study, but that snapshot of customer satisfaction is not necessarily reliable, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Online Review of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Extends to Surgeon, Staff
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Good cosmetic results are not the only factor mentioned in online breast augmentation reviews of plastic surgeons, according to a study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Robert G. Dorfman, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women With DCIS Who Are at Low Risk for Recurrence Identified Women With DCIS Who Are at Low Risk for Recurrence Identified
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who are at low risk for disease recurrence after conservative breast surgery and radiotherapy, and whose treatment could be reduced, have been identified.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mental health and psychosocial characteristics of breast augmentation patients - von Soest T, Torgersen L, Kvalem IL.
Cosmetic breast surgery experience and a wide range of mental health, psychosocial, and sociodemographic variables were assessed in the population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study ( N  = 78,252). Breast augmentation patients reported elevat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education
Women who use an interactive online tool have a better understanding of breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Clinical trials to shed new light on preoperative breast MRI Does preoperative breast MRI really benefit patients? Imaging tool could reduce repeat breast cancer surgeries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHN announces new director of breast surgery
Allegheny Health Network announced breast surgical oncologist Angela J. Keleher will be the health system's new director of the Division of Breast Surgery. Keleher previously served as director of the Dyson Breast Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she oversaw a $4.2 million renovation and expansion project, according to a news release. Prior to that, she served as chief of breast surgical oncology at AHN’s West Penn Hospital and assistant pr ofessor of surgery at Temple University School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

AHN announces new director of breast surgery
Allegheny Health Network announced breast surgical oncologist Angela J. Keleher will be the health system's new director of the Division of Breast Surgery. Keleher previously served as director of the Dyson Breast Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she oversaw a $4.2 million renovation and expansion project, according to a news release. Prior to that, she served as chief of breast surgical oncology at AHN’s West Penn Hospital and assistant pr ofessor of surgery at Temple University School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Saving Nipple Sensation Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Saving Nipple Sensation
Find out about the'unsafe zone'of the breast that should be avoided during reduction mammoplasty to preserve nipple sensation.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options
Many women don't feel completely informed about their surgical options for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Clinical trials to shed new light on preoperative breast MRI Imaging tool could reduce repeat breast cancer surgeries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nottingham woman drops five stone to have breast surgery
Daniella Day, 23, from Nottingham has a breast deformity that saw her develop one much larger than the other and after being told she was too obese for surgery she dropped five stone in as many months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman drops FIVE STONE to have corrective breast surgery
Daniella Day, 23, from Nottingham has a breast deformity that saw her develop one much larger than the other and after being told she was too obese for surgery she dropped five stone in as many months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge rules mentally ill patient must have breast surgery
The woman in her 60s believes she has a "cyst" and thinks medics treating her are "impostors". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
happens every October and is a month which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about  the disease. Cochrane Breast Cancer's objective is to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about the prevention, early detection, treatments, follow-up care, and supportive practices for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Their Cochrane Reviews continue to be an integral part of national and international clinical best practice guidelines and their development of Plain Language Summaries provide evidence topolicymakers and members of the ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Why More Women Are Getting a Double Mastectomy
Recent research has shown that despite more having more treatment options, women with cancer in one breast are increasingly choosing to remove both breasts—even though experts in the field say the procedure is not necessarily accompanied by better outcomes. Now, a new study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery finds that the increase is being driven in part by their surgeons. Doctors generally discourage contralateral prophylactic mastectomy—also known as CPM, or the removal of a healthy breast when the other has cancer—for women at an average risk for additional breast cancer. They do recommend it for wo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment contralateral prophylactic mastectomy double mastectomy lumpectomy symptoms breast cancer Source Type: news

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