mastectomy Articles
Breast Cancer..Not Every Woman Needs to Follow Angelina Jolie
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Ridzwan Bakar
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Ever since the much-publicised double mastectomy by the famous Hollywood star in May 2013, there has been quite a bit of confusion by women as to whether removing both breasts surgically is the only answer to avoid getting breast cancer. Even today, my colleagues are still being ... Read more
Breast Cancer..Not Every Woman Needs to Follow Angelina Jolie
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Ridzwan Bakar
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Ever since the much-publicised double mastectomy by the famous Hollywood star in May 2013, there has been quite a bit of confusion by women as to whether removing both breasts surgically is the only answer to avoid getting breast cancer. Even today, my colleagues are still being ... Read more
Cancer is Scary - no matter what stage or age
Friday, July 13th, 2012 by AndreaHut
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I recently spoke with a woman who told me she had been unsure about contacting me because she wondered whether her own experience with breast cancer was bad enough to warrant reaching out. She felt guilty about coming to me because she felt that she hadn't suffered enough compare... Read more
Mastectomy - what to expect
Sunday, April 29th, 2012 by AndreaHut
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On the one hand, as your surgeon and all the books will tell you - a mastectomy is a very simple surgery. On the other hand, you have got to be kidding Yes, I know that from a surgical standpoint, it may be a simple surgery - but its my breast and you are cutting it off I agree i... Read more
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Breast Cancer May Not Be Necessary
Monday, February 14th, 2011 by Dr. Robert Wascher
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AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION FOR BREAST CANCER MAY NOT BE NECESSARY The management of breast cancer has undergone many advances since the radical mastectomy that first came into popularity in the United States in the late 19th century. At that time, ... Read more
Prophylactic Surgery Lowers Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA Mutation Carriers
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 by Aaron Tabor
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Breast cancer development is a complex process that involves many factors. One such factor involves mutations to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Women who carry either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations are at about a 60-80 increased risk for breast cancer. Women with BRCA gene mutatio... Read more
Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
Sunday, June 6th, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
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IMPORTANT NEW ADVANCE IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT INTRAOPERATIVE RADIATION THERAPY The surgical management of breast cancer has undergone several very important revolutions over the past 20 years. When I began medical school, there was essentially only one treatment available to w... Read more