Double mastectomy: 'I lost a large part of my identity'
A social media personality has created a video about her BRCA2 gene test and upcoming surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Bilateral Mastectomies Done in Women at Low Risk of Contralateral Cancer Many Bilateral Mastectomies Done in Women at Low Risk of Contralateral Cancer
Many women undergo medically unnecessary contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, and reducing the rate of these procedures requires a'social change'involving patients and physicians, a review article suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Women Forgoing Reconstruction After Mastectomy Pleased
22 percent experienced'flat denial,'when the option of no reconstruction after mastectomy was not initially offered (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Women Forgoing Reconstruction After Mastectomy Pleased
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Most patients undergoing mastectomy alone, known as " going flat, " are satisfied with their surgical outcome, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Jennifer L. Baker, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Women Opting to 'Go Flat' After Mastectomy
A new study found that a majority of breast cancer patients -- 74% -- who had opted to "go flat" were satisfied with the outcome. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting to ‘ Go Flat ’ After Mastectomy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting to'Go Flat' After Mastectomy
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- When journalist Catherine Guthrie learned that she would need to have a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, she was shocked by what seemed like a cursory explanation from her surgeon about what would happen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting to'Go Flat' After Mastectomy
Title: More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting to'Go Flat'After MastectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Financial toxicity (FT) is associated with worse quality of life (QOL) for breast cancer patients after mastectomy or lumpectomy, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of the American College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More women embracing 'going flat' after mastectomy
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A growing number of women forgoing reconstruction after a mastectomy say they're satisfied with their choice, even as some did not feel supported by their physician, according to a study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Financial distress negatively impacts well-being, satisfaction of breast cancer patients
(American College of Surgeons) Financial toxicity among breast cancer patients is independently associated with worse psychological well-being following a mastectomy or lumpectomy operation. However, even small improvements in financial pressure associated with treatment-related costs can lead to better mental well-being and higher patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast Surgery May Be a Gateway to Addictive Medication Use Breast Surgery May Be a Gateway to Addictive Medication Use
More than 1 in 8 women who undergo mastectomy with reconstruction for breast cancer treatment or prophylaxis become persistent users of controlled substances, according to a retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mastectomy and reconstructive surgery may lead to patients becoming persistent drug users
(American Association for Cancer Research) Women who receive mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as part of breast cancer treatment may face the risk of developing persistent use of opioids and sedative-hypnotic drugs, according to data presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immediate Breast Reconstruction Feasible Following Neoadjuvant Chemo Immediate Breast Reconstruction Feasible Following Neoadjuvant Chemo
Long-term oncologic outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer are similar with immediate breast reconstruction and conventional mastectomy alone, regardless of response to chemo, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between a Radical Mastectomy and Modified Radical Mastectomy?
Title: What Is the Difference Between a Radical Mastectomy and Modified Radical Mastectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

B.C. judge blocks transgender teen's gender-affirming surgery after disapproving mother sues
A B.C. Supreme Court judge blocked a teenager from undergoing a gender-affirming double mastectomy earlier this month, granting the child's disapproving mother an order to stop the operation the day before it was scheduled to go ahead. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

3D tattooing replicates skin tone after breast reconstruction
While mastectomy can be a lifesaving procedure for many women with breast cancer, the surgery can take an emotional toll that can lead to a distorted self-image. Breast reconstruction can be part of a comprehensive treatment that can improve the appearance of the breasts, often improving a patient's self-confidence. Some women seek the next step in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Topless breast cancer survivor in N.S. inspires women and finds a bosomless buddy
When Christina Belding shared her breast cancer story and mastectomy wounds with CBC News, she gained a huge following. A young survivor saw the story and it gave her confidence to show her own surgically scarred chest. Whatever the treatment, empowering a woman to choose her cancer care boosts mental health, says a researcher. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Quality of Life Varies With Breast Cancer Surgery Type
Body image, sexual health, anxiety worse after bilateral mastectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors launch bra fitting service
Kate Courtman and Sarah Mountford set up the Bra Sisters to help women find bras post-mastectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is a Simple Mastectomy?
Title: What Is a Simple Mastectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is a Mastectomy Major Surgery?
Title: Is a Mastectomy Major Surgery?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured Implants Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Textured Implants Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk
Using textured implants for reconstruction after mastectomy is associated with greater risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to smooth implants, according to new findings in JAMA Surgery.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Immediate breast reconstruction during cancer treatment doesn't impact survival, recurrence
Women who undergo immediate breast reconstruction while on chemotherapy for breast cancer have similar rates of survival and disease recurrence as those who have conventional mastectomy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer surgery type, quality of life among younger women
(JAMA Network) Researchers investigated differences in quality of life and other outcomes (including physical functioning, body image, sexual health, anxiety and depressive symptoms) by type of breast cancer surgery (such as mastectomy or breast conserving surgery) in women 40 and younger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study examines long-term aesthetic outcomes of implant-based breast reconstruction
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Breast reconstruction is an important option for women undergoing mastectomy, and a two-stage approach using implants is by far the most common reconstruction technique. Thousands of women undergo this procedure every year - despite the conventional wisdom among many surgeons that the results of implant-based breast reconstruction don't hold up over the long term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topless and proud of it: Dartmouth woman embracing life after double mastectomy
Christina Belding hopes her double mastectomy scars spark a conversation about breast cancer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Factors Tied to Hormone Therapy Use After Oophorectomy ID'd
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Age at surgery, education level, and preventive mastectomy are associated with hormone therapy (HT) use after preventive oophorectomy in BRCA mutation carriers, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Textural analysis improves breast MRI's accuracy
Adding textural analysis to breast MRI appears to boost the modality's accuracy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Preop MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with DCIS Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies Breast MRI's better cancer detection outweighs false-positive 'harm' Bilateral breast MRI needed even after mastectomy MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies
A lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast MRI's better cancer detection outweighs false-positive 'harm' Bilateral breast MRI needed even after mastectomy MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history Breast MRI works as presurgical tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Consensus Statement on Robotic Mastectomy Consensus Statement on Robotic Mastectomy
A new consensus statement provides recommendations regarding the use of robotic-assisted breast surgery.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast MRI's better cancer detection outweighs false-positive 'harm'
Breast MRI can produce more false positives on initial screening in women at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bilateral breast MRI needed even after mastectomy Who gets breast cancer treatment during a pandemic? MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history Breast MRI works as presurgical toolComments: 5/28/2020 3:40:02 AMDaniel Corcos Many high-risk women carry mutations in genes involved in the repair of DNA breaks caused by X-rays. As mammography screening leads to a high cancer incidence in the general population (Corcos & Bleyer...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Robotic-Assisted Breast Surgery: Proceed With Caution Robotic-Assisted Breast Surgery: Proceed With Caution
The use of robotic-assisted mastectomy is on the rise, but a new editorial urges caution. Read more on the issues.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-Mastectomy Bilateral Breast MRI Detects Asymptomatic Cancers
Research provides evidence for imaging mastectomy site during opposite-breast cancer screening. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - May 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Breast Cancer Breast Imaging MRI Source Type: news

Bilateral breast MRI needed even after mastectomy
Follow-up of breast cancer survivors with breast MRI should be bilateral, even...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Who gets breast cancer treatment during a pandemic? MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history Breast MRI works as presurgical tool 10-minute breast MRI scan beats DBT for invasive cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy vs External Beam Radiotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer
This study examined delayed targeted intraoperative radiotherapy vs external beam radiotherapy to determine how it impacted patients with breast cancer, finding no statically significant decrease in mastectomy-free survival, distant-disease survival or overall survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

American College of Radiology Updates Breast Cancer Screening Appropriateness Criteria
Eight recommendations released for imaging women post-mastectomy and breast reconstruction. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - April 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Breast Health Ultrasound Breast Imaging Mammography Screening Tomosynthesis Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Survivor Advises Getting Mammograms Once Coronavirus Threat Ends
BOSTON (CBS) — Julie Tolek remembers the exact minute her life changed forever: June 26, 2019. It was eight in the morning when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I thought I was in a dream. Nightmare, I guess, is a better description,” Tolek recalled. “I couldn’t say the word. It couldn’t be my life.” The diagnosis: stage two grade two invasive ductal carcinoma — an aggressively growing cancer. “I chose to have a double mastectomy even though my cancer was only in one breast. I decided I wanted to do everything in my power to not have to go through this again,&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Breast Cancer Coronavirus Juli McDonald Mammograms Source Type: news

Why this 28-year-old P.E.I. woman chose to have a double mastectomy
Hannah Gehrels had discovered a few years before that the BRAC2 gene was prevalent in her family, and family members had tested positive for it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Mastectomies, hernias, possibilities for private surgical delivery
The Alberta government is looking to contract out medical procedures such as mastectomies, hernia repair and some gynecological procedures to private providers with the aim of lowering wait times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Mastectomy
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Despite effective therapy, US rate of breast conservation lower than other countries
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Patients treated in Europe or Asia were 2.6 times as likely to undergo breast conserving therapy rather than a mastectomy compared to those treated in North America when adjusted for clinically significant factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: How to stop diabetes from making your fingers numb
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your health concerns in his weekly column. Today he reveals how your diet affects nerve damage and how to regain hair after a mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After surgeries, women learn cancer gene test may have been wrong
Katy Mathes underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes and had a double mastectomy before learning her cancer risk assessment had changed. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National clinical trial provides mastectomy alternative for recurrent breast cancer
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Mastectomy has historically been the standard treatment for breast cancer patients experiencing recurrence after an initial lumpectomy and whole-breast radiation. Now, a phase 2 clinical trial led by Douglas W. Arthur, M.D., chair and professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU School of Medicine, has demonstrated an effective alternative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"My husband affects me more than my cancer": reflections on simultaneous intimate partner violence and breast cancer experience in a 48-year-old woman - Dionigi F, Martinelli V, Trotti E, Ferrari A, Garcia-Etienne CA, Valle AD, Grasso D, Ferraris E, Rizzo G, Pratic ò V, Sgarella A.
In this paper, we present the case of a 48-year-old woman diagnosed with early breast cancer. As candidate for mastectomy, she refused immediate reconstruction. She was referred to a psycho-oncologist for further evaluation and support. Psychological sessi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Breast cancer: 'I have one breast, would you like to see it?'
Three women tell us why having a mastectomy never made them feel less of a woman. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer recurrence after lumpectomy & RT is treatable with localized RT without mastectomy
(NRG Oncology) Approximately 10% of breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery [BCS]) and whole-breast radiation (WBI) will have a subsequent in-breast local recurrence of cancer (IBTR) when followed long term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

All-in-one op means my breasts look natural after my mastectomy
Breast cancer patients can now undergo a mastectomy and nipple-preserving breast reconstruction in one procedure. Sophie Williams, 42, (pictured) had it done. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 34, had preventative mastectomy but now she is so low risk the NHS won't test her daughters
Tara Huck, 34, had a mastectomy after her mother, aunt and grandmother were all diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctors believed an unidentified faulty gene could be responsible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news