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Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Surgeons' Views Influence Chances of Prophylactic Mastectomy Surgeons' Views Influence Chances of Prophylactic Mastectomy
Patients'decisions should be guided by'facts, not fear,'editorialists warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

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

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Talking With Your Doctor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons have major influence on breast cancer treatment
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A woman's choice of surgeon plays a significant role in whether she's likely to receive contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, an increasingly popular aggressive breast cancer surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows influence of surgeons on likelihood of removal of healthy breast after breast cancer dia
(The JAMA Network Journals) Attending surgeons can have a strong influence on whether a patient undergoes contralateral prophylactic mastectomy after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CT Abnormality in Patient With Stage II Breast Cancer History
A 57-year-old woman with a history of stage IIB breast cancer (ypT2N1M0) status post neoadjuvant chemotherapy and left partial mastectomy presents to the radiation oncology clinic for CT simulation in preparation for breast radiotherapy. Noncontrast CT scan incidentally found the abnormality depicted with arrows below. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joseph Miccio, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

More elect double mastectomy as treatment option
Double mastectomies. The number of U.S. women with invasive cancer in one breast choosing double mastectomy as their treatment option tripled from 2002 to 2012, despite the procedure promising no improvement in long-term survival, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. A 2016 analysis found that approximately one in eight women with cancer in one breast now get both breasts removed, and that number increases to one in four for women younger than 55, STAT reported. Women in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Two-stage approach to risk-reducing mastectomy improves results for women with large breasts
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For women undergoing risk-reducing mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, reconstruction can be challenging in those with larger breasts. A two-stage approach--with initial breast reduction and 'pre-shaping' followed by mastectomy and reconstruction--appears to be a safer procedure with better cosmetic results, reports the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear
Many transgender women say they feel increasingly unsafe, and that “ passing ” is necessary for survival. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Discrimination Transgender and Transsexuals Health Insurance and Managed Care Women and Girls Testosterone Hormones Mastectomy Plastic Surgery Surgery and Surgeons Accidents and Safety Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Why the medtech contract manufacturing M&A trend isn’t slowing down Consolidation is increasingly shaping the medical device industry, but what about players on the other side of the fence? Medtech contract manufactur...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie said she had a rare condition. Here ’ s what we know about it.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie opened up about her personal health struggles — threats of cancer that led her to the decisions to have a preventive double mastectomy and then to have her ovaries removed. She said she developed hypertension and Bell’s palsy, a condition she said had caused her face […]Related:Stretchy glue inspired by slugs could be the future of suturesNew debate on antibiotics: Do you really need to take the full course?These experimental treatments target brain cancer like John McCain’s (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Safe as Standard Procedures Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Safe as Standard Procedures
Nipple-sparing mastectomy has a low rate of disease recurrence, similar to that seen with standard mastectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A matter of choice: Mastectomies without reconstruction
A growing number of breast cancer survivors are deciding to “go flat” and embrace their scars, even baring them publicly (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complications Up With Immediate Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Risk up for SSI, noninfectious wound complication for IR versus delayed, secondary reconstruction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Discuss Delaying Reconstruction After Mastectomy Discuss Delaying Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Higher risk for serious wound complications, more breast surgeries, and delays in adjuvant therapy follow immediate reconstruction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study
Title: 'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low Rate of Cancer Recurrence for Nipple - Sparing Mastectomy
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk of recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

The Case for Delaying Breast Rebuild with Implants After Mastectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Autologous reconstruction may be safer when performed immediately (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - July 19, 2017 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

‘ Nipple - Sparing ’ Mastectomies Don ’ t Raise Odds of Cancer ’ s Return: Study
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

' Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added riskSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction. Now, a reassuring study finds that this type of mastectomy doesn't raise a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - July 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Planned Radiation in Axillary Management of Breast Cancer
This video examines how planned radiation will impact management of the axilla in breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Henry Kuerer, MD, PhD Tags: Videos Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Nipple-sparing mastectomy has low rate of breast cancer recurrence
(American College of Surgeons) Women with breast cancer who undergo nipple-sparing mastectomy have a low rate of the cancer returning within the first five years, when most recurrences in the breast are diagnosed, findings of a single-center study show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Death and'Winning'; Holocaust Cancer Risk; Preventive Mastectomy
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - July 13, 2017 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Kathy Bates has ditched breast prostheses after  mastectomy
The Titanic star, 69, has never had a reconstruction after a double mastectomy 5 years ago. She said she has ditched breast prostheses unless needed for a film role. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk-reducing mastectomy questioned for BRCA mutation carriers with prior ovarian cancer
(Duke University Medical Center) For the subset of women with BRCA mutations who have already had ovarian cancer, risk-reducing mastectomy might not be worth the price tag. New research from the Duke Cancer Institute finds that for many women in this unique group, prophylactic mastectomy does not produce a substantial survival gain compared to breast cancer screening and is not cost-effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Procedure gives women more natural look after a mastectomy
For women who choose breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, there is a new option. Lesley Bruce, 65, (pictured) a business coach who lives near Stafford, underwent the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case: Traumatic Neuroma of the Breast After Mastectomy Case: Traumatic Neuroma of the Breast After Mastectomy
What was the etiology of this small mass found on screening mammogram in a woman with a history of invasive ductal carcinoma and modified radical mastectomy?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-Mastectomy Fat Grafting Boosts Patient-Reported Outcomes Post-Mastectomy Fat Grafting Boosts Patient-Reported Outcomes
The first trial of its kind shows that autologous fat grafting following mastectomy improves patient-reported outcomes, including psychosocial and sexual well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Microscope Scans Breast Tumors During Surgery
The instrument examines cells in 3D and may cut down on repeat surgeries.Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines use of fat grafting for postmastectomy breast reconstruction
(The JAMA Network Journals) The use of fat grafting as a tool for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy may improve breast satisfaction, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being in patients, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many TNBC Patients Unnecessarily Opt for Mastectomy
The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy increases eligibility for breast-conserving therapy in triple-negative breast cancer patients, yet many still opt for mastectomy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mark Fuerst Tags: Breast Cancer News Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Complications of Local Therapies for Early Breast Cancer Complications of Local Therapies for Early Breast Cancer
Does mastectomy plus reconstruction result in more complications and higher cost than lumpectomy plus whole breast irradiation?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. women with triple-negative breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant therapy are far more likely to choose mastectomies than women overseas
findings were released online ahead of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, June 2-6, 2017 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Ian Paterson: Male breast patient wants a public inquiry
John Ingram had a double mastectomy after Ian Paterson told him he was 'on the road to cancer'. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Skin-sparing mastectomy: Benefits and options
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Toddler Pays Tribute To Her Cancer Survivor Grandma In Awesome Photos
Three-year-old Scout Larson has made headlines thanks to her series of adorable photos that show the little girl dressed as as fierce female icons.  For her latest shoot, the toddler emulated a special hero in her life: her grandmother, who is a breast cancer survivor. Scout’s mom, Ashley, told HuffPost that her mother was the initial inspiration behind the famous icons shoot. She wanted to teach Scout about strong, courageous women as her grandmother battled cancer.  “From the beginning, I was planning on making Scout and my mom (”Nonnie”) each a photo book of all the recreated photos we ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drain-Free Mastectomy with TissuGlu(R) Surgical Adhesive Presented at UK Breast Surgery Meeting
Review of previous reports from Germany presented at UK Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) meeting in Belfast RALEIGH, N.C., May 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The potential of drain-free mastectomy attracted wide attention at th... Devices, Surgery Cohera Medical, TissuGlu, Surgical Adhesive (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beyond Angelina Jolie: Tracking down the cancer-causing BRCA gene mutation — BioFlash podcast
BRCA1 and BRCA2 may be the most famous genes. After actress-director Angelina Jolie disclosed in 2013 that she had a preventative double mastectomy upon learning that she had a mutated BRCA1 gene, it seemed like everyone knew BRCA. Some claimed that Jolie's news led to a so-called "Angelina effect" among women worried about breast and ovarian cancer, causing a rush to have possibly unnecessary surgeries. That's been disputed. What isn't disputed: There's nothing against, assuming proper genetic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Over HALF of women undergoing mastectomy surgery have no idea how painful reconstructive surgery and recovery will be
(Natural News) A recent study published in JAMA Surgery found that a significant number of female breast cancer patients undergo mastectomy without prior knowledge of the risks and potentially life-altering side effects associated with a subsequent reconstructive surgery. As part of the study, a team of researchers from the Ohio State University interviewed 126 adult breast cancer patients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Bilateral mastectomy not needed for DCIS DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome Lumpectomy with RT tops mastectomy for early-stage cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Decision Making in the Surgical Management of Invasive Breast Cancer —Part 1: Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, and Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Breast-conserving surgery and mastectomy are equivalent treatments for invasive breast cancer patients in terms of overall survival. For the majority of patients, successful breast conservation requires a margin-negative lumpectomy and access to WBRT. CPM yields no definitive survival advantage. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Review Article Source Type: news

Track All Pediatric Blood Infections: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also: which breast cancer patients do better without mastectomy? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How blown bike tires led to new hope for women with mastectomies (BioFlash podcast)
When breast cancer patients opt for a mastectomy, many of them also choose breast reconstruction a year or so later, often requiring saline injections that help the tissue expand before reconstructive surgery. But Dr. Dan Jacobs, a San Jose plastic surgeon, thought there had to be a better way than weekly injections in doctor's offices. On a bike ride, he hit on big question: If carbon dioxide pumps could inflate a bike tire, why couldn't it be used to expand breast tissue? Related: Meet 2017's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Half of breast cancer patients pursue reconstruction without understanding risks
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) More than half of breast cancer patients (57 percent) undergoing mastectomy lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a high-quality decision about reconstructive surgery that aligns with their personal goals, suggesting a trend toward overtreatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Half of patients make poor decisions about breast reconstruction
(MediaSource) After receiving a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, women have a lot of tough decisions to make about treatment options. Those who choose to have a mastectomy then face another difficult decision: whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery. A new study finds that an surprising number of women aren't making decisions that balance medical knowledge with personal outcomes preferences. Patients also cannot correctly answer questions about the surgery and possible complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

' Unique' DCIS Study: Double Mastectomy Not Needed'Unique' DCIS Study: Double Mastectomy Not Needed
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective
A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half. That is according to data from a phase II clinical trial by investigators who examined a hypofractionated regimen given over three weeks versus the traditional six week course of treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news