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Including Information on Breast Reconstruction Options Help Women Make Better …
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—Comprehensive patient education that includes information on breast reconstruction, with photos, can help women with breast cancer make more informed decisions about their treatment options, explained Kimberly Drewry, MSN, RN, ... [...]
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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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Life After Breast Cancer: An Innovative Approach to Breast Reconstruction
This procedure, called a mastectomy (the tumor and all the breast tissue are removed) is then followed by after-surgery treatments that include radiation, hormonal therapy and the more common chemotherapy. That does not sound fun. What if there could ... [...]
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Breast Reconstruction: Deciding on Timing
When you've trying to make sense of the "avalanche of information" and treatment decisions coming your way as a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer, it's tough to consider reconstructive surgery as well, says Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, a plastic ... [...]
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Breast Reconstruction Study Shows More Natural-Looking Breasts, Lower Risk of …
Breast cancer remains one of the top three most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in the United States, with an estimated 232,340 new cases in 2013. A large number of these patients undergo surgical treatment to successfully treat their cancer. [...]
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No implants: New breast reconstruction technique uses only natural tissue
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the US. And now there's a new treatment option on the coast that's helping some women put the cancer behind them sooner. Two surgeons are working together to offer a new type of reconstruction ... [...]
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Advances in breast reconstruction after cancer
When Mary Casterline was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma of the breast in mid-April, she knew she was fortunate. Her cancer was very treatable and she had a lot of options for both treatment and beyond. Casterline's doctors explained that she had the ... [...]
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Seton touts natural, less invasive breast reconstruction
AUSTIN (KXAN) — One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The choices after treatment can involve reconstructive surgery. That has traditionally involved artificial implants, but there is an alternative. Seton ... [...]
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Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and …
In a study published in the journal Annals of Surgery, researchers report that breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was ... [...]
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