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Breast reconstruction using patient’s own tissues yield higher satisfaction rates

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, … Continue reading

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Unfounded fear prompts young breast cancer patients to remove healthy breasts

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 … Continue reading

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Is growing MRI use leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery?

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┬áBreast Cancer Research and Treatment. “These … Continue reading

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