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Half of women with early-stage breast cancer consider prophylactic double mastectomy

Half of women with early-stage breast cancer consider prophylactic double mastectomy
August 23, 2017

A quarter of women with early-stage breast cancer and a favorable prognosis strongly considered undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, according to a study published in Cancer.

Another 29% of women considered the procedure either moderately or weakly, according to researchers.

Novel tool seen as promising for assessment of mastectomy skin flaps

August 10, 2017
A noncontact, diffuse correlation spectroscopy device provide objective information about the viability of mastectomy skin flaps, which can allow surgeons to identify…

Sientra, Silimed reach settlement on litigation on breast implant manufacturing

August 2, 2017
A settlement agreement was reached between Sientra Inc., a medical aesthetics corporation, and Silimed-Indústria de Implantes Ltda., the former contracted breast…
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Tumor-to-nipple distance should not impact nipple-sparing mastectomy

August 1, 2017
A tumor-to-nipple distance as short as 1 cm is not a contraindication for nipple-sparing mastectomy, according to recent research.  The researchers investigated…
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