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Website Offers Inexpensive Aid to Breast Reconstruction Decisions Website Offers Inexpensive Aid to Breast Reconstruction Decisions
A web-based decision aid may be cost-effective as well as helpful to women making breast-reconstruction choices following mastectomy, according to Australian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiation and QoL During the Breast Reconstruction Process Radiation and QoL During the Breast Reconstruction Process
In what ways might post-mastectomy radiotherapy impact patient reported outcomes and quality of life?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Grad student wins design contest for health App for those considering elective mastectomy
(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) Employing user-centered design, Grayson achieved dual goals of aiding not only patients but also researchers seeking data about patients' decision making. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quebec 1st province in Canada to cover full cost of prosthetics for breast cancer patients
Quebec will now cover the cost of breast prosthetics for cancer patients who have undergone complete or partial mastectomies, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette said Tuesday morning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Web-based decision aid may help with breast reconstruction decisions following mastectomy
(Wiley) A new Psycho-Oncology study indicates that a free web-based decision aid that helps women with breast cancer make decisions regarding reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is likely cost-effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer detected in transmen undergoing mastectomy
(Wiley) The number of transmen seeking gender-confirming surgery has risen in the past decade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy Differ in Women With Implants
Palpable cancers often detected at smaller size in breasts with implants; higher rates of mastectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Professor helps develop model to quantify how surgeries reduce cancer risk
Elisa Long was 33 years old and new to the UCLA Anderson faculty when her research and her life grimly intersected. Specializing in medical decision making under uncertainty, she routinely studied how to weigh difficult decisions, often in the absence of complete information. Newly diagnosed with breast cancer — she would soon learn that she is also a BRCA1 mutation carrier — Long was confronted with a critical dilemma of her own: How long could she delay prophylactic surgery to remove healthy organs and still avoid further cancer and risk to her life?Up to 65 percent of women with BRCA1 gene mutations and 45 p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Women suffering from early stage 'could avoid unnecessary mastectomies'
MANY women who suffer from early stage breast cancer could avoid unnecessary mastectomies because they have a very low risk of the disease developing again within five years of surgery, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer breast cancer patients need radical surgery if they are pre-treated with targeted drugs
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Extensive surgery involving mastectomy and removal of several lymph nodes can be safely avoided for more women with some types of breast cancer, if they receive targeted drugs before surgery, according to research presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Double mastectomy to prevent cancer reduces risk of dying in BRCA1 mutation carriers
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Healthy women who carry a breast cancer-causing mutation in the BRCA1 gene, not only reduce their risk of developing the disease but also their chances of dying from it if they have both breasts removed, according to new research presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference. However, the study also found that for women with a mutation in the BRCA2 gene, there was no difference in their chances of dying from the disease whether they opted for double mastectomy or closer surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How California can break down barriers to breast cancer treatment
More than 29,000 women in California will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Many of them — especially low-income women, who suffer the worst survival rates — will face economic, emotional and structural obstacles to getting treatment and follow-up care.“Breast cancer is one of the most common diseases, so why is it still so hard for women to get adequate care?” asked Ninez Ponce, associate director of theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research and co-author of atwo-year study of breast cancer barriers in California.  “Women who face the hardship of illness should not also have ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why two sisters are both having double mastectomies
A faulty gene means two sisters are at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D nipple tattoos - helping women after mastectomies
Lucy, from Bradford, uses a technique not currently in the UK to produce realistic 3D looking nipples for breast cancer survivors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients may misjudge how they ’ll feel after mastectomy
(Reuters Health) - Women who have one or both breasts removed to treat cancer may have unrealistic expectations about how they ’ll feel after that surgery and after breast reconstruction, if they choose that option, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U-M announces licensing agreement with Baxter for reconstructive surgery technology
(University of Michigan) A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction patients often less satisfied than expected post surgery
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patients Often Mispredict Well - Being After Mastectomy
Patients underestimate future well - being after mastectomy, overestimate after reconstruction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky improves breast cancer care for women 20 to 64 years old
(American College of Surgeons) In Kentucky, one of the Medicaid expansion states, a University of Louisville study of breast cancer care has found a connection between Medicaid expansion and improved quality of breast cancer care, including an increase in diagnosis of early stage disease and greater utilization of breast-conserving surgery instead of more invasive operations such as mastectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Africa:'Cancer I Could Deal With. Losing My Breast I Could Not.'
[Bhekisisa] For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery. The taxi arrived at dawn but it could have come even earlier; I'd been awake all night. I was terrified about the day that lay ahead and what it would mean for the rest of my life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients often mispredict well-being after mastectomy
(JAMA Network) Women with breast cancer who underwent a mastectomy without breast reconstruction generally underestimated their future quality of life, while those who had immediate reconstruction generally overestimated it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction provides good results in older women
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For older women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction provides good outcomes in a single-step procedure, while avoiding some of the inconvenience and risks of staged approaches to breast reconstruction, 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, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four Treatments for Mastectomy Pain, but'No Magic Drug'Four Treatments for Mastectomy Pain, but'No Magic Drug '
Postmastectomy pain syndrome is common after the surgery. There are treatments, but they all come with caveats. In the end, some patients feel the pain is a'lost cause. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy does not delay start of chemotherapy or radiotherapy – but may increase risk of complications and readmission
Having immediate reconstruction following a mastectomy does not delay the start of a patient ’ s adjuvant breast cancer therapy but may increase the likelihood of complications requiring hospital readmission in the first six weeks after surgery, according to new research led by researchers at the University of Bristol and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital presented at the UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium (UKIBCS) in Manchester – hosted by leading charity Breast Cancer Now. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors?
How should women with breast cancer be tracked after lumpectomy or mastectomy?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer gene mutation 'doesn't affect survival'
Research also suggests a double mastectomy may not improve survival for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former model who lost breast after blunder awarded £100k
Former model Diane Chambers who had a mastectomy after doctors over-estimated the size of a lump by nearly six times has been awarded £100,000 compensation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about mastectomy scars
Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

More Younger Women Opting for Bilateral Mastectomy More Younger Women Opting for Bilateral Mastectomy
Rates of bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer are increasing regardless of the success of chemotherapy, particularly in younger and white women and in those with private/managed health insurance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Coventry student celebrates degree weeks after mastectomy
Millie Plisner, 21, from Birmingham, was distraught when she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition which doctors revealed would make her more susceptible to the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emerging From Mastectomy With A Healthy Body Image Intact
For eight years, Margaret Pelikan dreaded mammograms. In 2008, she had been diagnosed with a condition called lobular carcinoma (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Woman with stage 4 incurable cancer describes diagnosis
Larissa Podermanski, 31, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer after she had a double mastectomy to treat what she thought was stage 2. She lives with her husband in Kensington, Connecticut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Nipple-sparing mastectomy, pre-pectoral reconstruction
As effective as a more invasive procedure,?nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate pre-pectoral reconstruction offers a woman a more natural appearance following breast cancer surgery. Mayo Clinic already has the most experience in the country with this team procedure, and requests for it continue to grow. https://youtu.be/YsTiKUaJ-qY Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute? Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Woman who says she was misled into hysterectomy speaks out
She says two of her doctors and a nurse practitioner falsely told her she had cancer-causing genes and needed a double mastectomy and hysterectomy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New genetic variants associated with breast cancer identified
Conclusion This large analysis of data has identified 65 more SNPs associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. These variations hadn't previously been associated with overall breast cancer risk. A second, smaller study published at the same time identified another 7 variations specifically associated with an increased risk of oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer, a type of breast cancer that's notoriously hard to treat. In total, these studies bring the number of SNPs associated with breast cancer to about 180. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few points to bear in mind: The vari...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Oregon woman sues over hysterectomy, double mastectomy  
Elisha Cooke-Moore, 36, is suing her doctors and nurses in Oregon for giving her incorrect test results and performing what she claims was an unnecessary hysterectomy and double mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Damaged for the rest of my life ’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterus
Elisha Cooke-Moore had been told she had cancer-causing genes. The 36-year-old mother said an obstetrician-gynecologist noted that the results of her genetic testing showed she had a 50 percent chance of getting breast cancer and up to an 80 percent chance of getting uterine cancer, so she underwent a recommended double mastectomy and hysterectomy to try to beat the odds. But Cooke-Moore, […]Related:World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’Conjoined twins survived one of the world’s rarest surgeries. Now they’re preparing t...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman says she was misled into mastectomy, hysterectomy
A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1 in 5 women have variant that raises breast cancer risk
The Cambridge University study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 180 breast cancer genes
The Cambridge University study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington grandmother has bra tattoo after mastectomy
Judy Lawrence, 53, from Washington State, US, hated her scarred breasts. After having them tattooed, which took 8 hours, her body confidence has soared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Disfigured' grandmother has bra TATTOO after mastectomy
Judy Lawrence, 53, from Washington State, US, hated her scarred breasts. After having them tattooed, which took 8 hours, her body confidence has soared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroma in Axillary Dissection Scar Bed Following Mastectomy Neuroma in Axillary Dissection Scar Bed Following Mastectomy
This case demonstrates the successful use of percutaneous core biopsy sampling to provide definitive diagnosis of traumatic neuroma, which is unusual in post-mastectomy patients.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Mastectomy Work Blues; Obesity and Cancer; Cancer's Sugar Craving
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Man diagnosed with breast cancer
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in Rate of Breast Reconstruction for Mastectomy
From 2009 to 2014, increases for all age groups, especially for women aged 65 years and older (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction: 'I wanted to feel normal again'
Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of women choosing breast reconstruction after mastectomy up significantly
Over five years, the proportion of U.S. breast cancer patients opting for breast reconstruction after mastectomy grew by about two-thirds, a new report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news