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
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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 4, 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

‘No Longer a Disease for Our Moms and Grandmas’: Women on Early Breast Cancer
After a Styles column about one woman ’s experience with an early diagnosis, readers shared poignant stories of fear and survival. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aidan Gardiner Tags: Breast Cancer Mastectomy Radiation Mammography Tamoxifen (Drug) New York Times Source Type: news

Analysis by surgical trainees examines recommendations for mastectomy across the UK
(Wiley) A woman's decision to undergo mastectomy for breast cancer relies on communication with her surgeon and, in addition, often draws on recommendations from a 'multidisciplinary team' (MDT) of doctors from different specialties such as oncology and radiology. An analysis published in the BJS found that most mastectomies in the UK are advised when tumours are large, and that some of these might have been avoided if more women had been given hormone therapy or chemotherapy to shrink the cancer before the surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nipple reconstruction tattooist 'keeps getting Facebook ban'
Kerry Irvine provides nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giuliana and Bill Rancic talk cancer care innovations
Eight years after her double mastectomy, Giuliana Rancic is now a mom – and she and her husband are speaking about a program that helps mothers going through cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bernard Fisher, Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 101 Bernard Fisher, Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 101
His research brought an end to radical mastectomy, and he pioneered the design and implementation of large-scale multi-institutional randomized clinical trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research Leaves'Lasting Legacy'Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research Leaves'Lasting Legacy '
Bernard Fisher, MD, brought an end to radical mastectomy, and he led large-scale multi-institutional randomized clinical trials that changed treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dr. Bernard Fisher, Who Revolutionized Breast Cancer Treatment, Dies at 101
He brought an end to the routine use of the debilitating radical mastectomy. He later battled false allegations of scientific misconduct. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Gellene Tags: Fisher, Bernard Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Mastectomy National Cancer Institute University of Pittsburgh Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Al Gore on Impeachment, Adam Silver on China and Selma Blair on Her MS Diagnosis: Here Are Biggest Moments From the TIME 100 Health Summit
TIME held its first TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday aiming to define — and shape — the future of health care. The Summit, which is an offshoot of the magazine’s annual TIME 100 list of influential people, featured scientists, politicians and entertainers, such as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, actress Selma Blair, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, comedian Tig Notaro and former Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen. The day included a range of interviews, panels and performances. Here are the biggest moments from the Summit. Former Vice ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Comedy HealthSummit19 onetime Source Type: news

Tig Notaro on Why Humor Was Instrumental to Healing After Her Cancer Diagnosis: ‘Something Has to Break the Tension’
Comedian Tig Notaro said receiving her cancer diagnosis in 2012—which followed a series of tragic events that had upended her life—was so horrific, she had to laugh. Notaro, known for disarming, deadpan-style of comedy, spoke about finding the humor in devastating moments during an interview at the TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday. “I kept thinking maybe I was cursed,” she said. “When I went in for my appointment and was diagnosed with invasive cancer, it took my breath away in horror—and like, oh my god, this is hilarious. Of course, it wasn’t hilarious but something has to brea...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Cancer celebrities HealthSummit19 Source Type: news

Cancer survivor's joy at breast milk donations
Mum Emma Rees was unable to breastfeed after having a double mastectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City chef urges more men to get screened for breast cancer 7 years after he beat disease
Peter Botros, 33, a chef from New York City, was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in August 2012. After undergoing a double mastectomy, he was declared to be cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of Male Breast Cancer Has Evolved From 2004 to 2014
Significant increases seen in total mastectomy, radiotherapy after breast conservation, endocrine tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Awareness BRAVE fighters strip down to show their beautiful bodies and scars
When Gina Dannatt was told she had as little as six months to live, her world imploded. Having already gone through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the news that it had spread to both of her lungs was too much to bear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Entertainment Exec Mathew Knowles: I Have Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Entertainment executive Mathew Knowles has fought off breast cancer via a mastectomy and is planning another because testing uncovered a genetic mutation with potentially life-altering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why the Women Most Likely to Die of Breast Cancer Have Gotten the Least Attention
How can you have a moonshot trying to cure cancer and not mention people dying of cancer?I believed the narrative that is pushed on women, that if you check your breasts and if you catch it early, you’re fine.ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most impor...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Pickert Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer health Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Tell Us About Clothing for Changing Bodies
“The stockings don’t look very good but I’ve decided to change my attitude about that and say they are chic,” one patient writes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Fashion and Apparel Dresses Cancer Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Mastectomy Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Tell Us About Finding Clothing to Adapt to Changing Bodies
“The stockings don’t look very good but I’ve decided to change my attitude about that and say they are chic,” one patient writes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Fashion and Apparel Dresses Cancer Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Mastectomy Source Type: news

Who ’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.
Men do get breast cancer, but they account for fewer than 1 percent of patients and often receive inadequate care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Estrogen Mastectomy Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Genetics and Heredity Hormones Men and Boys your-feed-health Food and Drug Administration Annals of Oncology Cardoso, Fatima Source Type: news

Do Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies Help Prevent Cancer Recurrence?
A new study found a low rate of cancer recurrence at the nipple-areola complex (NAC) in patients with breast cancer who underwent nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM). (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Older Women Have More Complications From Mastectomy With Immediate Breast Reconstruction Older Women Have More Complications From Mastectomy With Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Postoperative-complication rates after mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction are higher for women aged 65 years and older than for younger women, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mother, 42, hasn't had sex with her fiancé in two years after a double mastectomy
Claire Almey, 42, of Swadlincote, Derbyshire, had both breasts removed in July 2017 to help her beat stage-three cancer. She has not been intimate with her fiancé Jon, 42, since. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does imaging modality influence DCIS recurrence?
Women who got ultrasound scans had lower rates of recurrence-free survival...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Preop breast MRI improves DCIS surgical planning Contrast ultrasound can tell DCIS from fibroadenomas Breast MRI helps guide DCIS treatment Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy? Bilateral mastectomy not needed for DCIS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In Breast Cancer, Delay Between Surgery and Chemo Harms Survival In Breast Cancer, Delay Between Surgery and Chemo Harms Survival
There is'room for improvement'in having women undergo adjuvant chemotherapy, say authors of a large study that found delays with reconstruction after mastectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Beware of 'Breast Implant Illness,' Experts Warn Women
[Premium Times] Globally, women get breast implants - usually insertion of silicone-gel into the breast - as part of reconstruction after breast cancer or mastectomy. However, insertion of these implants has increasingly become common for cosmetic reasons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘I had chemo for breast cancer that never existed’
Sarah Boyle underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy before the mistake was noticed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nipple reconstruction surgery
This article looks at the types, risks, and costs associated with nipple reconstruction surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about modified radical mastectomy
A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what to expect, and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Mastectomy: 'I got rid of my boobs aged 27 to save my life'
Hayley had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of hereditary breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide study finds breast cancer patients unaware of surgical options
(Care New England) The majority of women who underwent lumpectomy or mastectomy surgeries for breast cancer report that the scars from those surgeries negatively affect their daily lives. Yet one-third of patients said that their physician did not tell them about surgical options that minimize scarring, according to a report published recently by the journal BMC Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Outstanding Physician nonhospital-based Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo President, PRMA Plastic Surgery; Creator, Breast Advocate App PRMA Plastic Surgery | Breast Advocate App Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and microsurgeon, and president of PRMA Plastic Surgery. He specializes in state-of-the-art breast reconstruc tion with a focus on maximizing cosmetic outcomes and restoring sensation after mastectomy. He is also a strong advocate for shared decision-making between the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Outstanding Physician nonhospital-based Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo President, PRMA Plastic Surgery; Creator, Breast Advocate App PRMA Plastic Surgery | Breast Advocate App Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and microsurgeon, and president of PRMA Plastic Surgery. He specializes in state-of-the-art breast reconstruc tion with a focus on maximizing cosmetic outcomes and restoring sensation after mastectomy. He is also a strong advocate for shared decision-making between the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Irradiation to Contralateral Breast for BRCA+ Breast Cancer Irradiation to Contralateral Breast for BRCA+ Breast Cancer
What role does contralateral breast irradiation have in women with early BRCA+ breast cancer who have declined contralateral mastectomy?Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nipple reconstruction techniques could be improved with 3D scaffolds
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Nipple and areola reconstruction is a common breast reconstruction technique, especially for breast cancer patients after mastectomy. However, tissue for grafting is a limiting factor, and there is no gold standard method. Correspondingly, researchers are continuously exploring new methods for the expansion of patient-matched tissue samples and the improvement of cosmetic outcome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for More Women With Breast Cancer Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for More Women With Breast Cancer
More women with breast cancer can benefit from less-invasive nipple-sparing mastectomy, according to an analysis of data from the Mayo Clinic presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
Higher - risk patients may now be eligible for nipple - sparing mastectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Complication rates for nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) are decreasing despite expanded indications for the procedure among higher-risk patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 25, diagnosed with breast cancer after doctors told her 'no one gets the disease at her age'
British law student Charlotte, now 27, told how she had no symptoms other than a 'dull ache' in her arm. She's preparing for a second mastectomy and appears on BBC3's Work It. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASBrS: Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more women
A type of mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact is a safe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size Racial factors affect time to breast cancer treatment Breast MRI helps guide DCIS treatment Women still need breast imaging after mastectomy Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news