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Younger women who opt out of mastectomy after breast cancer more likely to die …
It also doubled the likelihood of the cancer spreading. And these women saw their risk of dying from cancer up 60 per cent, while their chances of dying young were up 70 per cent. British experts said breast cancer treatment has moved on with women now ... [...]
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Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?
Now, new research presented at the ESTRO 35 conference today (Saturday) has shown women aged younger than 45 years, who had early stage breast cancer that had not spread to the lymph nodes and who opted for BCT with radiation therapy, had a 13% ... [...]
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Double mastectomy influenced by media coverage of celebs with breast cancer
From 2000 to 2012, 17 celebrities publicly disclosed their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed 727 articles from major U.S. print publications that covered these celebrity diagnoses. Four ... [...]
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Celebrity Effect May Influence Double Mastectomy Rise
Over the past several years, there's been increased media coverage of high-profile celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate disclosing their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, says Dr. Michael Sabel, chief of surgical oncology at ... [...]
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Cancer survivor Penny Rutterford reveals how it feels to date after a mastectomy
Penny suffered from inflammatory breast cancer and had to undergo a radical mastectomy. An immediate reconstruction was not an option. 'Another oft quoted myth is that a reconstruction is just like a boob job - but it isn't,' she says. For women like ... [...]
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After mastectomy, women may lack facts on breast reconstruction
Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery - either a lumpectomy that removes malignant tissue while sparing the rest of the breast or a mastectomy that removes the entire breast. After surgery, many of them also receive chemotherapy to ... [...]
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Double Mastectomy Surgery For Breast Cancer On The Rise
There are three types of surgeries women who are diagnosed with breast cancer may undergo as part of their treatment: Breast Conserving Surgery, Breast Conservation Surgery or Segmental Mastectomy–Less radical surgery that removes the cancer and ... [...]
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Double Mastectomy Slightly Improves Breast Cancer Patients' Quality Of Life …
Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) cited 11.2 percent of women who elect mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer — that's cancer in a single breast — opt to also have the other, healthy breast removed. This is formally known as a ... [...]
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Research says, More Breast Cancer Patients are Opting For Mastectomy
Even with widespread availability of breast conserving treatments for breast cancer, more and more women are opting for mastectomy or surgical removal of the breast. “The vast majority of women with breast cancer do have a choice,” says Allegheny ... [...]
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Researchers Find More Breast Cancer Patients Opting For Mastectomy
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Even with widespread availability of breast conserving treatments for breast cancer, more and more women are opting for mastectomy or surgical removal of the breast. “The vast majority of women with breast cancer do have a choice ... [...]
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Breast Cancer Rates Remain Constant, But Preventive Double Mastectomy Is On …
Annie-Claude Gomont, a woman suffering from breast cancer, waits for her surgery at the one-day surgery department of the French hospital Institut Curie specializing in cancer treatment, on November 4, 2014 in Paris. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images. [...]
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Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy: Women have new options for breast cancer …
CHICAGO — Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new ... Skin and nipples increasingly are being preserved for more natural results. Some doctors are ... [...]
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Lorena Meritano is dumped by her husband after she told him she needs mastectomy
An Argentinian actress who inspired her fans by posting pictured of her bald head following cancer treatment, has been abandoned by her husband just before a mastectomy. Lorena Meritano, 45, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, has ... [...]
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Cone Health expert explains nipple-sparing mastectomy
Fortunately, a nipple-sparing mastectomy is one treatment option that can provide a more realistic and natural breast, helping to ease the transition to a "new normal" for the patient. ... Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment, Cone ... [...]
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