2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Outstanding Physician nonhospital-based Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo President, PRMA Plastic Surgery; Creator, Breast Advocate App PRMA Plastic Surgery | Breast Advocate App Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and microsurgeon, and president of PRMA Plastic Surgery. He specializes in state-of-the-art breast reconstruc tion with a focus on maximizing cosmetic outcomes and restoring sensation after mastectomy. He is also a strong advocate for shared decision-making between the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Irradiation to Contralateral Breast for BRCA+ Breast Cancer Irradiation to Contralateral Breast for BRCA+ Breast Cancer
What role does contralateral breast irradiation have in women with early BRCA+ breast cancer who have declined contralateral mastectomy?Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nipple reconstruction techniques could be improved with 3D scaffolds
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Nipple and areola reconstruction is a common breast reconstruction technique, especially for breast cancer patients after mastectomy. However, tissue for grafting is a limiting factor, and there is no gold standard method. Correspondingly, researchers are continuously exploring new methods for the expansion of patient-matched tissue samples and the improvement of cosmetic outcome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for More Women With Breast Cancer Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for More Women With Breast Cancer
More women with breast cancer can benefit from less-invasive nipple-sparing mastectomy, according to an analysis of data from the Mayo Clinic presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
Higher - risk patients may now be eligible for nipple - sparing mastectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Complication rates for nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) are decreasing despite expanded indications for the procedure among higher-risk patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 25, diagnosed with breast cancer after doctors told her 'no one gets the disease at her age'
British law student Charlotte, now 27, told how she had no symptoms other than a 'dull ache' in her arm. She's preparing for a second mastectomy and appears on BBC3's Work It. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASBrS: Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more women
A type of mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact is a safe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size Racial factors affect time to breast cancer treatment Breast MRI helps guide DCIS treatment Women still need breast imaging after mastectomy Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more breast cancer patients, Mayo Clinic study finds
(Mayo Clinic) A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have risk factors for surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study shows. In the procedure, known as a nipple-sparing mastectomy, surgeons remove breast tissue, leaving the skin, nipple and areola, and immediately rebuild the breasts. The findings are being presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Trump's 2020 campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany talks about her double mastectomy aged 30 
Kayleigh McEnany, 31, learned she tested positive for a genetic mutation for the BRCA2 gene in 2009. After 10 years of aggressive surveillance, she decided to undergo a double mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brave Army mom who battled cancer while pregnant rings the bell on her last day of chemotherapy
Jessica Purcell, 36, of St Petersburg, Florida, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2018. After a mastectomy and chemotherapy, she got to ring a bell marking the end of her treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less-invasive mastectomy is safe option for more breast cancer patients, Mayo Clinic study finds
DALLAS -- A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have risk factors for surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study shows. In the procedure, known as a nipple-sparing mastectomy, surgeons remove [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Woman diagnosed with breast cancer at age 22 reveals a mastectomy infection almost killed her 
Kristin Moya Polanco, 25, from West Palm Beach, Florida, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2016. In March 2017, she contracted a staph infection from her double mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy
Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer does not delay initiation of adjuvant therapy, according to results from the iBRA-2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Project Runway judge Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy
Garcia told GMA she felt compelled to share her story, particularly as a woman in the preened fashion world, because it's 'very important to stand up and be like, "You know what? We are not perfect."' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's not uncommon for women undergoing mastectomy to treat breast cancer to also have their healthy breast ?removed. ?It's called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. ?But the American Academy of Breast Surgeons is not recommending the practice, at least not for all women. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Judy Boughey explains why. To listen, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AirXpanders touts study results
AirXpanders (ASX:AXP) said that a retrospective clinical study has concluded that the use of its AeroForm tissue expanders may be associated with reduced infection rates, less medical treatment and lower costs for patients and health systems. The Palo Alto-based company makes the AeroForm tissue expander for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The device is designed to expand and stretch the skin and underlying muscle prior to a permanent breast implant using small amounts of CO2 up to three times a day. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Hospital Care Implants News Well Oncology Surgical Women's Health AirXpanders Johns Hopkins University Source Type: news

Mother, 28, is battling breast cancer after finding a lump that nurses thought to be built-up milk
Vicki Keating, of Birmingham, found the lump shortly after the birth of her eight-month-old baby. She is now having a double mastectomy for triple negative breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mastectomy Seems to Boost Advanced HER2+ Survival
Surgery was associated with a 44% increased chance of survival, assuming that most patients were also treated with chemo or targeted drug therapies, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery May Boost Outcomes in Common Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- A new study may help resolve a longstanding debate around the impact of surgery for a common form of advanced breast cancer. The study found that mastectomy may indeed boost the chances of survival for women with stage 4... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Longer-Term Data Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Longer-Term Data
The most comprehensive study yet of this technique found no cases of breast cancer at 53 months, suggesting it is safe.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Are Breast Implants Safe Enough? FDA Review Happening This Week
(CNN) — Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but there have been cases where women suffer pain and fatigue, among other health problems. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a meeting to take a closer look at such cases and put breast implant safety under a microscope. The FDA will convene a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel on Monday and Tuesday to discuss and make recommendations relating to the risks and benefits of breast implants. The meeting, which will be open to the public, comes just days after the F...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Ketamine: can it really be an antidepressant?
A version of the club drug licensed in the US could usher in a wave of fast-acting treatments, but experts are worriedClaudia Kieffer remembers the first time she encountered the drug she describes as having “saved my life”. Eight years ago, Kieffer, who had suffered from treatment-resistant depression for decades, was given ketamine as a routine anaesthetic, as part of a post-mastectomy breast reconstruction procedure.But as well as alleviating the pain, Kieffer noticed an instantaneous change in her state of mind.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Medical research Science Depression Drugs Mental health Society Source Type: news

First in Michigan: Self-controlled tissue expanders for breast reconstruction after mastectomy
(Henry Ford Health System) Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There ’ s No Evidence It ’ s Better.
High-tech surgical robots aren ’ t an improvement over traditional operations, the F.D.A. warns. For some patients, the robots may be worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Cervical Cancer Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Robots and Robotics Mastectomy Hysterectomies Medical Devices Food and Drug Administration Intuitive Surgical Inc Ramirez, Pedro T Source Type: news

FDA warns about robotic devices for mastectomy and other cancer surgeries
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to patients and doctors considering the use of robotic surgery for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries, stating robotic surgeries are not currently approved for the treatment or prevention of cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Cautions Against the Off Label Use of Surgical Robotics
Off-label use medical device use is a tricky subject and one that has been at the center of many heated debates. It is strictly against the law for manufacturers to promote their products for off-label use, however, physicians have the discretion to use a device in an off-label manner if such use might be beneficial to the patient. One area where this practice has become particularly touchy is robotically-assisted surgery. FDA issued a safety note Thursday to doctors and patients urging caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. â...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries
A new safety communication urges caution in the use of robotically assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA warns against robot-assisted breast cancer surgeries
FDA has issued a warning against the use of surgical robots in mastectomies and other surgeries for the treatment or prevention of cancer. The safety and effectiveness of surgical robots have not been established for use in mastectomies or for surgeries to prevent or treat breast and other cancers, according to the agency, which said it “encourages health care providers who use robotically-assisted surgical devices to have specialized training and practice in their use.” Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post FDA warns against robot-assisted breast cancer surgeries app...
Source: Mass Device - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical Women's Health Intuitive Surgical New England Journal of Medicine northwellhealth Source Type: news

FDA: Robotic Surgery Unapproved for Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Agency warns that safety, effectiveness haven't been proven for mastectomy or other oncologic uses (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 28, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Today @US_FDA issued a safety communication to providers and patients about the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer related surgeries. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xEpub?utm_source=CDRHTwitterD   … #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/MitGy4EuFh
Today @US_FDA issued a safety communication to providers and patients about the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer related surgeries. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xEpub?utm_source=CDRHTwitterD … #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/MitGy4EuFh (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Woman gets double mastectomy after being told she carried BRCA gene - then finds out she doesn't 
Maureen Boesen, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, underwent a double mastectomy at age 23 in 2008. She learned she was actually negative for the BRCA1 mutation 10 years later in 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Got A Double Mastectomy After A Genetic Test. Then I Learned The Results Were Wrong.
My inaccurate results meant I had been carrying around a devastatingly unnecessary burden for more than a decade. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robotic Mastectomy in US: Starts, Draws Fire, Stops Robotic Mastectomy in US: Starts, Draws Fire, Stops
The first-ever robotic mastectomy for invasive breast cancer in the US took place last year, but the New Jersey center later stopped performing the procedure. Experts are now debating what the future holds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chef Sandra Lee Rose to Fame on Charm and Cool Whip. Now She ’s Taking on Cancer
Sandra Lee, the creator of the Semi-Homemade brand of cookbooks, magazines and TV shows and a person who leaves nothing to chance, is sitting in a high-ceilinged ballroom on Wall Street on a rainy evening the weekend after Thanksgiving, listening to a local official present her with a tribute. But, sincere as the speech is, it cannot be heard over the chatter of the members of the New York City independent-film community who have turned out for the IFP Gotham awards. This is not Lee’s usual audience. To New York’s indie-film elite, she is that woman who rose to fame on her ability to gussy up ready-made food in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized celebrity Source Type: news

Good results with autologous breast reconstruction after failed implant reconstruction
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Implants are usually the first choice for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. But when implant-based reconstruction fails, autologous reconstruction -- using the patient's own tissues -- is a safe procedure that improves patient outcomes, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Why I wanted a tattoo on my mastectomy scar'
Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping Patients Manage the Anxiety Behind CPM Helping Patients Manage the Anxiety Behind CPM
Does contralateral prophylactic mastectomy reduce breast cancer survivors'anxiety over the long term?Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Current Strategies for the Management of Locoregional Breast Cancer Recurrence
In this review, we focus primarily on describing locoregional and systemic management strategies for isolated locoregional recurrences manifesting as isolated first-failure events following mastectomy or breast-conserving therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene L. Wapnir, MD, Atif Khan, MD, MS Source Type: news

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’
Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy. Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified. Chemo’s pretty toxic – my oncologist told me semi-jokingly that the aim is to get as close to killing me as possible. But I don’t feel scared – I’m feeling calm and secure. This is because, thanks to the NHS team at south London’s St George’s hospital, a trip to the chemo ward feels as ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine cancer NHS Source Type: news

' Taking Back Control': The Growth in Prophylactic Mastectomy'Taking Back Control': The Growth in Prophylactic Mastectomy
Are women with unilateral breast cancer choosing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy over more conservative approaches in order to regain control over their lives?Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Clinicians cause variation in radiation doses from CT scans
Experts call for more consistency in radiation doses Related items fromOnMedica Radiation exposure may increase risk of stroke and heart disease Breast cancers overdiagnosed Rise in medical radiation incidents Breast screening increases chance of mastectomy Benefits of breast screening are overestimated, research suggests (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Walker, Olive Oil, and a Hematoma: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, managing expectations in patients who don't want reconstruction post-mastectomy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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

Facebook banned mastectomy nipple tattoo pictures
Gemma Winstanley's nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients were deemed "sexual content" by Facebook. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook bans mastectomy reconstruction tattoo pictures
Gemma Winstanley's nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients were deemed "sexual content" by Facebook. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Gene Also Linked To Prostate And Pancreatic Cancers
BOSTON (CBS) – Alex Fitzpatrick went from Hollywood screenwriter to Massachusetts restaurant owner so she and her husband could spend more time with her children. When she recently found out her risk of getting breast cancer was as high as 80%, all she could think of was her three boys. “I do want to make sure that I’m the one telling them what to wear on their wedding day and watch them go to college,” she said. Alex has one of the BRCA gene mutations. She got tested when an aunt was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. “I was blindsided to be honest,” she remem...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Angelina Jolie Breast Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

What Effect Do Surgical Choices Have on Quality of Life in Young Breast Cancer Survivors?
Unilateral or bilateral mastectomy can have a significant effect on quality of life when compared with breast-conserving surgery in young breast cancer survivors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Patients Say Quality of Life Suffered With Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Breast-conservation options were associated with better sexual, psychosocial outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast - Conserving Surgery
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news