Preventive Mastectomies May Save Lives of Women With Breast Cancer Genes
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2024 -- Women who carry certain mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes know they are at heightened odds for breast cancer. Now, Canadian research suggests that for some patients a " risk-reducing " preventive mastectomy may cut the... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low-dose PEM shows promise in breast cancer detection
Low-dose positron emission mammography (PEM) can detect invasive breast cancer in a feasible manner, according to research published February 9 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer. A team led by Vivianne Freitas, MD, from the University of Toronto found that PEM performed comparably to MRI in breast cancer detection and could serve as a supplemental imaging method for evaluating dense breasts. "This groundbreaking imaging technique presents a compelling alternative, mirroring the clinical utility of traditional mammography and MRI but utilizing considerably lower doses of radiation when compared with previously molecular breast...
Source: Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Source Type: news

Robotic Mastectomy Is Feasible, But Is it Safe? Robotic Mastectomy Is Feasible, But Is it Safe?
One expert asks whether there is sufficient information about the oncologic safety of robotic mastectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 7, 2024 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

Single-Port Robotic System Feasible for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2024 -- The da Vinci single-port (SP) robotic system is feasible for performing nipple-sparing mastectomies, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in JAMA Surgery. Deborah E. Farr, M.D., from the University of Texas... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - February 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Growing Connection Between AI And Cancer Research
Cancer research has evolved significantly over time. In 1882, a surgeon performed the first mastectomy to treat breast cancer. By 1950, researchers linked smoking to lung cancer. In 2010, the FDA approved a vaccine to treat prostate cancer.…#fda #visualcapitalist #jennaross #sabrinafortin #pubmed #octnov2022 #nonai #tylerdurden (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trans man is found to be five months pregnant after undergoing mastectomy as part of sex-swap procedure - and will be registered as the child's father
The discovery came after the individual, identified only as 'Marco', from Rome, had undergone a mastectomy to remove his breasts as part of the sex-swap procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Ferguson's health history revealed - from her 'scary' breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy to 'distressing' melanoma detection
Sarah Ferguson, 64 had moles removed while undergoing breast reconstruction surgery, one mole was malignant. Here, MailOnline reveals the Duchess of York's health history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-conserving surgery is associated with a lower incidence of suicide among females with breast cancer in the United States: a population-based retrospective cohort study - Guo G, Li J, Zheng Y, Liu ZX, Lin H.
BACKGROUND: With comparable overall survival and local recurrence rates with mastectomy, breast-conserving surgery (BCS) has become the cornerstone of therapy for breast cancer; however, the difference in the incidence of suicide between BCS and mastectomy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

You Can ’t Have Healthy People On a Sick Planet
About a year ago, I was declared cancer-free after four months of chemotherapy at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. I had been diagnosed with low-grade B cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. This was not my first encounter with cancer. I’d had breast cancer a number of years prior, which was treated with radiation and then a full mastectomy. I realize I’m lucky. I had caring, attentive doctors and nurses who saved my life. I also realize how much progress has been made in cancer research and I am deeply grateful. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Yet despite that, cancer has...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Fonda Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Source Type: news

Many Women Bypass Nearest Hospital for Breast Cancer Surgery
MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2024 -- Many women undergoing breast-conserving surgery (BCS) or mastectomy bypass their nearest hospitals, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Cancer. Ajay Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., from the London School of Hygiene and... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - January 8, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Investigating disparities in breast reconstruction rates after mastectomies
Yale researchers have found significant disparities in the use of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction among older Asian American and South Korean women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 21, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DBT surveillance screening after breast cancer treatment effective
Surveillance screening via digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) immediately after breast cancer treatment is effective, a study published on December 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology reported.  Researchers led by Dan Do from Massachusetts General Hospital reported that while the abnormal interpretation rate was higher during the year after diagnosis compared to subsequent years, it remained at less than 10% in all years of their six-year study.“The results support the study institution’s protocol for patients with a prior breast cancer diagnosis of returning immediately to screening mammography with DBT and c...
Source: Headlines - December 21, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Subspecialties Breast Breast Imaging Source Type: news

Bilateral Mastectomy Not Tied to Better Survival in BRCA1-Positive Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Bilateral mastectomy as initial treatment for women with breast cancer and a pathogenic BRCA1 variant was not linked to better survival, according to an international analysis. Compared with breast-conserving... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 9, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Retired male professor, Ronald Norman, has mastectomy after getting BREAST CANCER: Realized he was sick after being struck hard in nipple while playing pickleball
Former professor Ronald Norman was appalled to learn that he had breast cancer - and only received the diagnosis after he was struck in the nipple during a game of pickleball. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I'm a surgeon who's survived breast cancer - here's what women need to know about having a mastectomy and how ops to rebuild breasts can leave them looking and feeling natural,' writes DR LIZ O'RIORDAN
DR LIZ O'RIORDAN: The day before the surgery that would leave me flat-chested, I found myself crying in a department store as I looked at all the bras that wouldn't fit me. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news