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Emerging From Mastectomy With A Healthy Body Image Intact
For eight years, Margaret Pelikan dreaded mammograms. In 2008, she had been diagnosed with a condition called lobular carcinoma (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Woman with stage 4 incurable cancer describes diagnosis
Larissa Podermanski, 31, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer after she had a double mastectomy to treat what she thought was stage 2. She lives with her husband in Kensington, Connecticut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Nipple-sparing mastectomy, pre-pectoral reconstruction
As effective as a more invasive procedure,?nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate pre-pectoral reconstruction offers a woman a more natural appearance following breast cancer surgery. Mayo Clinic already has the most experience in the country with this team procedure, and requests for it continue to grow. https://youtu.be/YsTiKUaJ-qY Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute? Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Woman who says she was misled into hysterectomy speaks out
She says two of her doctors and a nurse practitioner falsely told her she had cancer-causing genes and needed a double mastectomy and hysterectomy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New genetic variants associated with breast cancer identified
Conclusion This large analysis of data has identified 65 more SNPs associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. These variations hadn't previously been associated with overall breast cancer risk. A second, smaller study published at the same time identified another 7 variations specifically associated with an increased risk of oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer, a type of breast cancer that's notoriously hard to treat. In total, these studies bring the number of SNPs associated with breast cancer to about 180. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few points to bear in mind: The vari...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Oregon woman sues over hysterectomy, double mastectomy  
Elisha Cooke-Moore, 36, is suing her doctors and nurses in Oregon for giving her incorrect test results and performing what she claims was an unnecessary hysterectomy and double mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Damaged for the rest of my life ’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterus
Elisha Cooke-Moore had been told she had cancer-causing genes. The 36-year-old mother said an obstetrician-gynecologist noted that the results of her genetic testing showed she had a 50 percent chance of getting breast cancer and up to an 80 percent chance of getting uterine cancer, so she underwent a recommended double mastectomy and hysterectomy to try to beat the odds. But Cooke-Moore, […]Related:World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’Conjoined twins survived one of the world’s rarest surgeries. Now they’re preparing t...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman says she was misled into mastectomy, hysterectomy
A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1 in 5 women have variant that raises breast cancer risk
The Cambridge University study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 180 breast cancer genes
The Cambridge University study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington grandmother has bra tattoo after mastectomy
Judy Lawrence, 53, from Washington State, US, hated her scarred breasts. After having them tattooed, which took 8 hours, her body confidence has soared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Disfigured' grandmother has bra TATTOO after mastectomy
Judy Lawrence, 53, from Washington State, US, hated her scarred breasts. After having them tattooed, which took 8 hours, her body confidence has soared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroma in Axillary Dissection Scar Bed Following Mastectomy Neuroma in Axillary Dissection Scar Bed Following Mastectomy
This case demonstrates the successful use of percutaneous core biopsy sampling to provide definitive diagnosis of traumatic neuroma, which is unusual in post-mastectomy patients.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Mastectomy Work Blues; Obesity and Cancer; Cancer's Sugar Craving
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Man diagnosed with breast cancer
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in Rate of Breast Reconstruction for Mastectomy
From 2009 to 2014, increases for all age groups, especially for women aged 65 years and older (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction: 'I wanted to feel normal again'
Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of women choosing breast reconstruction after mastectomy up significantly
Over five years, the proportion of U.S. breast cancer patients opting for breast reconstruction after mastectomy grew by about two-thirds, a new report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Over five years, the proportion of U.S. breast cancer patients opting for breast reconstruction after mastectomy grew by about two-thirds, a new government report shows. An analysis of patient data shows breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Title: More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After MastectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Gains Ground
(MedPage Today) -- Increases seen among seniors and at outpatient centers in U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missed work for double mastectomy means bigger hit to income, study says
Working women who choose an aggressive treatment for breast cancer are likely to miss a significant amount of time before returning to the job. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to The Paycheck
Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivor tattoos breasts after mastectomy
Hairstylist and model, Allyson Lynch, 30, from Philadelphia said getting her tattoo has helped her get over the loss of her breasts after following her cancer diagnosis when she was 26. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double Mastectomy Increases Time Spent Off Work
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- Working women who choose an aggressive treatment for breast cancer are likely to miss a significant amount of time before returning to the job. That's the conclusion of a study that focused on approximately 1,000 women in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- Working women who choose an aggressive treatment for breast cancer are likely to miss a significant amount of time before returning to the job. That's the conclusion of a study that focused on approximately 1,000 women in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
Title: Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the PaycheckCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds double mastectomy tied to more missed work
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) As more breast cancer patients are choosing to remove both breasts, researchers examine the impact this aggressive surgery has on their employment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gene test could help women with high risk of breast cancer
A genetic test developed in Manchester that can more accurately predict how likely a woman is to develop breast cancer could soon be available and reduce mastectomies by a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Test for breast cancer risk could reduce pre-emptive mastectomies
Researchers develop gene test that will give more detailed information on risk to women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutationsA genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of developing breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups.Researchers behind the test say it could reduce the number of women choosing pre-emptive mastectomy surgery as they will be able to make more informed decisions about their care.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Breast cancer Health Society NHS Genetics Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Breast cancer: 'Why I had a double mastectomy'
Three women who decided to go through with the surgery explain why they felt it was necessary. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'
It could reduce the number of mastectomies among high-risk women, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie ’s doctor urges women to UP soy intake
Dr Kristi Funk, from California, spoke on US breakfast show Good Morning America to share her tips. She treated the US actress, now 42, who had a preventative double mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie's breast cancer surgeon dubbed "dangerous" for urging women to buy organic and eat fresh berries to help prevent cancer
(Natural News) When actress Angelina Jolie found out that she inherited the BRCA1 gene that places women at a high risk of ovarian and breast cancer, she decided to undergo a double mastectomy. Her mother died of ovarian cancer at age 56 after a decade-long battle with the illness. Opinions on the wisdom of taking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Criterion for Implant-Only Breast Reconstruction A New Criterion for Implant-Only Breast Reconstruction
The authors describe new criteria to classify patients undergoing implant-only breast reconstruction after mastectomy.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivor Chrissy Turner two years later
Ten-year-old Chrissy Turner has been cancer free for two years after the Utah girl became the youngest person ever diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 breast cancer advancements you need to know
[Image from williami5 on Flickr]As we mark another Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s worth noting the recent strides that have been made when it comes to diagnosing and treating the disease. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the U.S. Affecting one in eight women, breast cancer will be accountable for about 40,610 deaths this year, making it the second deadliest cancer in women – the first being lung cancer. About 252,710 new diagnoses are expected in 2017 alone, according to the American Cancer Society. Despite the sense of urgency that comes from these grisly facts, there ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Oncology Source Type: news

Trastuzumab treatment need not delay breast reconstruction following mastectomy
(American College of Surgeons) Treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin/Genentech) of breast cancers that express the HER-2 protein does not increase the risk for complications at the surgical site for women who undergo immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The first study to assess the effect of trastuzumab on surgical wound complications indicates that breast reconstruction need not be delayed because of the type or length of this form of adjuvant therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Decision / HIV Among Foreign-Born in U.S. / Kentucky Cardiology Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Decisions: This interactive feature about women with triple-negative breast … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Women Lack 'High Quality' Guidance Post-Mastectomy
Fewer than half of patients made decisions that were best for their own preferred outcome. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s When Women Should Be Screened for Breast Cancer
At age 45. At age 50. Once a year. Once every two years. If you’re trying to find some consensus on when and how often women should get screened for breast cancer with mammograms, you’re not going to find universal agreement. As confusing and conflicting as the advice seems, the back and forth is leading to a more personalized vision for breast cancer screening that should be more effective for individual women. Rather than blanket statements that can sweep women who are at high risk into the same screening schedule as lower risk women, for example, what’s emerging is a more flexible scheme, after discuss...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer screening breast cancer women mammogram age mammogram guidelines mammogram screening mammograms Mammography preventing breast cancer screening for breast cancer Source Type: news

Hypofractionated RT: Safe and Effective After Mastectomy Hypofractionated RT: Safe and Effective After Mastectomy
Hypofractionated radiation therapy was not inferior to conventional fractionated radiation therapy in the postmastectomy setting, but questions remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news