Items Tagged ‘mastectomy’

May 16th, 2017

Half of Breast Cancer Patients Pursue Reconstructive Surgery Without Understanding of Risks

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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 […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, mastectomy, News, Reconstructive Surgery


December 1st, 2014

Study Demonstrates Significant Increase in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Electing Double Mastectomy

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The number of women with early-stage cancer involving one breast who elect to have both breasts removed has increased significantly, according to a new study of 1.2 million patients published in JAMA Surgery. Researchers at Vanderbilt University analyzed the medical records of 1.2 million women treated for early-stage breast cancer at major cancer centers between […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, mastectomy, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer


September 17th, 2014

Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy

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Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage breast cancer have a high cure rate with current standard treatment options, particularly those that do not have cancer that has spread […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, mastectomy, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, surgery