The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached
A series of clinical trials of robotic mastectomy for the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer have recently started in the US, but oncologic outcomes and randomized trial designs are not in the mix.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hope for women with the 'Angelina Jolie' cancer gene
Hollywood actress Jolie had a preventative mastectomy in 2013 after testing positive for the mutated BRCA1 gene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips and Tricks in Gender-Affirming Mastectomy Tips and Tricks in Gender-Affirming Mastectomy
What are the best ways to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes in gender-affirming mastectomy?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers
Supplemental screening with MRI is a good tool for detecting interval cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Weak supervision yields strong results for AI in breast MRI High BMI linked to higher risk of interval breast cancer PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer AI, radiomics can predict cancer in lesions found on breast MRI Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

That's chest perfect! How the right bra after cancer surgery can transform a woman's self esteem 
Working out the type of bra she would require post-surgery was, understandably, not at the forefront of Helen Addis's mind when she underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer, at the age of 39. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI, radiomics can predict cancer in lesions found on breast MRI
Artificial intelligence (AI) models trained on radiomics and clinical imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging AI can improve performance of breast MRI How to combat false negatives on breast MRI MRI radiomics can predict risk of breast cancer recurrence Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Better Survival After Lumpectomy Plus RT vs Mastectomy Better Survival After Lumpectomy Plus RT vs Mastectomy
Breast conservation surgery plus radiotherapy (RT) leads to better outcomes than mastectomy with or without RT for patients with early-stage disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The effects of post-mastectomy lymphedema on balance, kinesiophobia and fear of falling - Altas EU, Demirdal S.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of post-mastectomy lymphedema on balance, kinesiophobia and fear of falling. A cross-sectional study with a control group. Seventy patients and 62 healthy volunteers were included. After determining t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Study: Breast-conserving surgery offers better survival than mastectomy for cancer
Women who undergo breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease than those who receive a full mastectomy, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery to prevent breast cancer requires a patient-doctor dialogue about risks, benefits
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) The decision to prevent breast cancer through a risk-reducing mastectomy is based on a woman's lifetime risk of the disease as well as on quality-of-life issues. The dialogue should include consideration of nonsurgical options such as screening and medications, according to a new article in JAMA, coauthored by a surgical oncologist from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging
Breast MRI can identify hidden cancers before a woman undergoes planned bilatera...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 has had dramatic effect on breast imaging How to combat false negatives on breast MRI MRI radiomics can predict risk of breast cancer recurrence Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening COVID-19 vaccine may skew breast MRI results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mutilated girl describes horrors of child gender transition: 'I can't believe I was allowed… to have this procedure'
(Natural News) A mutilated girl’s lament is going viral as she regrets her gender transition and is questioning a system that allowed her to make such a ghastly and gruesome mistake. (Article by Shane Trejo republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) “Today is 5 years since my double mastectomy. I didn’t think it would hit me this hard but it’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgical technique may reduce positive margin rate in breast cancer patients with DCIS
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) According to the American Cancer Society, a noninvasive breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounts for approximately one of every four new breast cancer cases in the United States. If left untreated, DCIS has the potential to evolve into invasive cancer, so many patients choose to have breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy after a diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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