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 7, 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

For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Surgery
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Younger breast cancer patients who have one or both breasts removed have lower levels of satisfaction and well-being than those who have breast-conserving surgery, a new study finds. The study included 560 women diagnosed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Surgery
Title: For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Choice of surgery may affect quality of life for young breast cancer survivors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual and psychosocial well-being following the procedure, as detailed in new research by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Choice of surgery may affect quality of life for young breast cancer survivors
(American Association for Cancer Research) Younger breast cancer patients who underwent mastectomy reported lower breast satisfaction and poorer psychosocial and sexual well-being compared with those who underwent breast-conserving surgery, according to results of a trial presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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

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

Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
10 to 15.5 percent of women undergo subsequent imaging; 6 to 8 percent undergo biopsy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Subsequent imaging is required for 10 to 15.5 percent of women who undergo mastectomy, according to a study published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Soojin Ahn, M.D., from the Icahn School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Age alone doesn't increase complications of free-flap breast reconstruction in older women
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Breast reconstruction using a 'free flap' from the patient's abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December 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 - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preserving shoulder function, quality of life, in breast cancer patients
(University of Michigan) After a prophylactic double mastectomy in 2015, Tina Harrison discovered that she did, indeed, have breast cancer -- it just hadn't been detected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety
No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘ scanxiety. ’ (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Ovarian Cancer Mammography Mastectomy Source Type: news

Women were waiting months for a mastectomy. This surgeon changed that.
In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the lives of 500 women. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Chose To 'Go Flat' And Wants Other Breast Cancer Survivors To Know They Can Too
After her double mastectomy, writer Catherine Guthrie came to embrace her new body, without breast reconstruction. But she's learned, women have to push the medical system to support this choice.(Image credit: Courtesy of Catherine Guthrie) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

' But I'm a Man'; Tiny Tactic for Toxicity; Sex after Mastectomy
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Kenya:I've Struggled With Tumours in My Breast Since I Was 15
[Nation] Jacintah Njeri, 26, first felt a lump on her right breast when she was 15. She underwent two surgeries. After the second surgery, she was she told that the mass was cancerous and she had to undergo a mastectomy. Today, she is vocal about cancer awareness on her social media platforms. Jacintah, a sales agent, shares her story with Nation.co.ke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ASTRO: Radiation therapy slashes breast cancer recurrence
Whole-breast radiation therapy can significantly lower the risk of recurrent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can dedicated breast PET identify suspicious lesions? Women still need breast imaging after mastectomy Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy? Microbubbles improve breast cancer radiation therapy ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe
A larger, weekly dose of radiation therapy has side effects that are comparable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can dedicated breast PET identify suspicious lesions? Women still need breast imaging after mastectomy Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy? Microbubbles improve breast cancer radiation therapy ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction
After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Breast Cancer Women and Girls Mastectomy Surgery and Surgeons Muscles Source Type: news

Nerve Plane Block May Improve Mastectomy Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Also: obese children and post-surgery pain; patient-controlled epidurals after C-section (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Singer Beverley Craven defies a double mastectomy to go on a 32-date tour
Three weeks ago, singer songwriter Beverley Craven (pictured) had a double mastectomy. It is the second time the mother-of-three has faced the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mastectomy Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Judy Boughey comments on the findings of a study that looked at mastectomy surgery. To listen, click the link below. Mastectomy Study (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Women still need breast imaging after mastectomy
Although women may be increasingly choosing mastectomy as a breast cancer treatment,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fewer high-risk women get mammography after USPSTF change Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy? Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely Biopsy rate is low after breast cancer What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Future breast imaging and biopsy are not eliminated after mastectomy
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A new study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has determined that having a mastectomy does not completely eliminate the need for further breast imaging studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

Mastectomy Not the Only Option in Extensive DCIS
(MedPage Today) -- Lumpectomy plus RT viable if risks, benefits are explained (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Does CPM Reduce Breast Cancer Survivors' Anxiety? Does CPM Reduce Breast Cancer Survivors' Anxiety?
Dr Lidia Schapira discusses a unique study that prospectively analyzed worry, distress, and quality of life in a group of women who underwent contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news

The father and daughter who BOTH chose to have a double mastectomy
The Bentley family has suffered more than most from cancer due to faulty gene. So, to combat this, Ian, 53, and Sarah, 29, from Cheshire, took drastic action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I'm happy 'living flat' after breast cancer
Juliet, who blogs about her recovery from cancer, explains why she didn’t want breast reconstruction after her mastectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Double mastectomy recovery: What to know
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news