Mastectomy

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Limited data suggest antidepressants, topical capsaicin, and fat grafting may reduce pain associated with post-mastectomy pain syndrome.

One-stage Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Linked With Higher Complication Risk

One-stage Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Linked With Higher Complication Risk

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An immediate 1-stage IBBR with use of ADMs after mastectomy may carry a higher risk for complications compared to 2-stage IBBR.

Contralateral Mastectomy Rates Up in Patients With Breast Cancer

Contralateral Mastectomy Rates Up in Patients With Breast Cancer

Fear of cancer recurrence seems to be a primary reason why breast cancer patients choose to have their cancer-free breast removed.

Trends in Postmastectomy Therapy, Breast Reconstruction Linked to NCCN Guideline Changes

Trends in Postmastectomy Therapy, Breast Reconstruction Linked to NCCN Guideline Changes

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New changes in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines (NCCN) could indicate increasing physician comfort.

Cavity Shaving Shows Benefit During Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer

Cavity Shaving Shows Benefit During Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer

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Cavity shaving halved the rates of positive margins and reexcision among patients undergoing partial mastectomy for breast cancer.

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe in Selected Patients

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe in Selected Patients

Women with early-stage breast cancer who choose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy have similar survival or recurrence rates.

Many Women Not Receiving Recommended Radiation Therapy After Mastectomy

Many Women Not Receiving Recommended Radiation Therapy After Mastectomy

More than a third with locally-advanced breast cancer don't get radiation therapy aimed at preventing tumor's return.

Modern Breast Cancer Treatments More Effective

Modern Breast Cancer Treatments More Effective

Significant improvements in outcomes found despite similar patterns of relapse in breast cancer patients.

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women with Breast Cancer Eligible for Lumpectomy

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women with Breast Cancer Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend of rising mastectomy rates.

Breast Cancer Guidelines Aim to Reduce Second Conservation Surgeries

Breast Cancer Guidelines Aim to Reduce Second Conservation Surgeries

Currently, one in four women with breast cancer require a follow-up surgery for conservation.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Decision Factors Found

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Decision Factors Found

Survey of women with breast cancer explores factors in the decision to remove a healthy breast.

Greater Risk in Double vs. Single Mastectomy

Greater Risk in Double vs. Single Mastectomy

But the complication rate associated with breast cancer surgery and reconstruction is small.

Angelina Jolie Coverage Boosted BRCA Testing for Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie Coverage Boosted BRCA Testing for Breast Cancer

Celebrity story helped double rates of genetic testing in following six months at one cancer center.

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Factors Found

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Factors Found

Factors linked to not undergoing reconstruction include black race, lower educational level, age.

New Gene Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

New Gene Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Mutated versions of a gene called PALB2 can dramatically increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study has found.

Preventive Mastectomy Has Minimal Survival Benefit

Preventive Mastectomy Has Minimal Survival Benefit

Survival benefit between women who've had a preventive mastectomy and those who kept their healthy breast was less than 1%.

Genetic Testing Influences Surgical Decisions in Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing Influences Surgical Decisions in Breast Cancer

Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by their surgeons.

Many Women Consider Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

Many Women Consider Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

Receipt of CPM linked to genetic testing, family history, MRI receipt, and worry about recurrence.

Next-Gen Sequencing Will Impact Breast Cancer Care

Next-Gen Sequencing Will Impact Breast Cancer Care

Speed of testing will provide information that can alter treatment decisions.

ASCO Updates Sentinel Node Biopsy Guidelines for Breast Cancer

ASCO Updates Sentinel Node Biopsy Guidelines for Breast Cancer

ASCO updates its 2005 guideline for use of sentinel node biopsy in early breast cancer.

Women With BRCA Mutations Shouldn't Delay Oophorectomy

Women With BRCA Mutations Shouldn't Delay Oophorectomy

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For women with a BRCA mutation, delaying oophorectomy beyond age 35 sharply increases the risk of cancer and mortality.

Post-Mastectomy Radiation Beneficial in Patients With 1 to 3 Nodes

Post-Mastectomy Radiation Beneficial in Patients With 1 to 3 Nodes

Reductions seen in locoregional recurrence, overall recurrence, breast cancer mortality.

Breast Reconstruction Rates Up Among Cancer Patients

Breast Reconstruction Rates Up Among Cancer Patients

The use of breast reconstruction in breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy has been increasing in the United States.

BRCA Carriers Morely Likely to Survive with Bilateral Mastectomy

BRCA Carriers Morely Likely to Survive with Bilateral Mastectomy

Women with BRCA mutations and early-stage breast cancer who underwent bilateral mastectomy vs. unilateral mastectomy are less likely to die from the disease.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Recent Updates

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Recent Updates

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Recent studies have revealed disappointing results for gemcitabine—but more support for taxane-first sequencing.

Postoperative Pain Prevalent in Breast Cancer

Postoperative Pain Prevalent in Breast Cancer

Most women breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy with axillary surgery experience postoperative pain.

Locoregional Treatment After Chemo Not Recommended for Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Women with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy should not receive locoregional treatment.

Adjuvant Trastuzumab plus Docetaxel/Carboplatin 'Ideal' for HER2-positive Breast Cancer

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Invasive DFS was 92% after adjuvant trastuzumab plus docetaxel/carboplatin in patients with HER-2 positive breast cancer.

Management of Male Breast Cancer Should Include More Mastectomy, Less Radiation

Management of Male Breast Cancer Should Include More Mastectomy, Less Radiation

Males are less likely to receive breast conservation therapy for treatment of breast cancer.

AACR: Distance from Cancer Center Linked to Later-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis

AACR: Distance from Cancer Center Linked to Later-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Travel distance to a comprehensive cancer center is associated with stage of breast cancer at diagnosis and surgery type.

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