Mastectomy

Medical News Today: What To Know About Nipple Reconstruction Surgery

After a mastectomy, people can choose to have breast or nipple reconstruction surgery. This article looks at the types, risks, and costs associated with nipple reconstruction surgery.

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Modified Radical Mastectomy

A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what to expect, and recovery.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Less Invasive Mastectomy An Option For More Patients

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Complication rates for nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) are decreasing despite expanded indications for the procedure among higher-risk patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Less-invasive Mastectomy Safe For More Breast Cancer Patients

A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have risk factors for surgical complications, a a new...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Lymph Nodes, Medical Research

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I'm Not Getting A Double Mastectomy For Me -- I'm Doing It For My Babies

Post by CafeMom Contributor. My mastectomy is in four weeks, y’all.My boobs are walking the green mile and they don’t even know it yet. After years of begging to join the IBTC, my wish was granted.Not quite how I expected to get in, but here we...

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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

Late this week, the U.S. FDA issued two new safety alerts related to a medical device recall and the use of robotically assisted surgical devices in mastectomy procedures.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Fda Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries

A new safety communication urges caution in the use of robotically assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. News Alerts
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Robots, Cancer, Oncology

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I Got A Double Mastectomy After A Genetic Test. Then I Learned The Results Were Wrong.

My inaccurate results meant I had been carrying around a devastatingly unnecessary burden for more than a decade.
Related topics: Genetics

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Robotic Mastectomy In Us: Starts, Draws Fire, Stops

The first-ever robotic mastectomy for invasive breast cancer in the US took place last year, but the New Jersey center later stopped performing the procedure. Experts are now debating what the future holds. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Robots, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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A Walker, Olive Oil, And A Hematoma: General Surgery News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, managing expectations in patients who don't want reconstruction post-mastectomy
Related topics: Olive Oil

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Patients Say Quality Of Life Suffered With Mastectomy For Early Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Breast-conservation options were associated with better sexual, psychosocial outcomes
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Subsequent imaging is required for 10 to 15.5 percent of women who undergo mastectomy, according to a study published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Soojin Ahn, M.D., from the Icahn School of...
Related topics: Biopsy, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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'but I'm A Man'; Tiny Tactic For Toxicity; Sex After Mastectomy

(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Why This Breast Cancer Survivor Posted A 'no Breastfeeding Zone' Sign In Her Delivery Room

One new mom just got ahead of any breastfeeding criticism in a super creative way. Meghan Koziel, a Pittsburgh-based breast-cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy at age 26 in 2015, gave birth to her first child, daughter Kendra Jane...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.

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Nerve Plane Block May Improve Mastectomy Pain

(MedPage Today) -- Also: obese children and post-surgery pain; patient-controlled epidurals after C-section
Related topics: Obesity

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Mastectomy Not The Only Option In Extensive Dcis

(MedPage Today) -- Lumpectomy plus RT viable if risks, benefits are explained

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I’m 25, And I Just Had A Double Mastectomy

In January, I found out I had the mutated BRCA1 gene.
Related topics: Genetics

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Medical News Today: Double Mastectomy Recovery: What To Know

It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the...

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‘odd Mom Out’ Star Jill Kargman Finds Fighting Anti-semitism More Painful Than Her Mastectomy

Odd Mom Out creator and star Jill Kargman had a horrible spring that involved having a preventative mastectomy and dealing with some unpleasant anti-Semitic events at her son’s school. She explains that while the surgery was painful and the...

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