New insights for patient decision-making, suggests study in plastic and reconstructive surgery For women who have undergone mastectomy, breast reconstruction using the patient's own tissues, rather than implants, provides higher satisfaction scores, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But the findings may at … Continue reading Breast reconstruction using patient’s own tissues yield higher satisfaction rates
Despite evidence that contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) does not improve survival rates, an increasing number of young women with breast cancer elect to remove their healthy breast to avoid recurrence and improve survival. Researchers surveyed 123 women aged 40 or younger without known bilateral breast cancer who reported having bilateral mastectomy. The purpose of the … Continue reading Unfounded fear prompts young breast cancer patients to remove healthy breasts
Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. "These data are concerning because the long-term benefits associated with bilateral mastectomy for older women with … Continue reading Is growing MRI use leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery?