Breast Cancer News

The latest breast cancer and reconstruction news from trusted resources all over the web.

In the vast majority of cases, a breast cancer diagnosis affects more than one person. All the focus understandably centers around the patient in formulating the best treatment plan. However, as physicians, I feel we generally do a bad job of considering the patient's support system, and the primary caregiver in particular.

Following one of my patients' breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy and reconstruction, I asked her husband how he was coping and if there was any way we could be of more help.

He told me: "You're the first one who's even asked me how I'm doing. There's no manual. I can't fix this. I have a million thoughts but no words to express them".

His last comment really hit the nail on the head.

Please know you are not alone...
Breast implant rupture is a risk associated with both saline and silicone implants, whether they are placed for cosmetic augmentation or breast reconstruction.

In the case of a saline implant, a rupture is very easy to detect. Saline implants deflate after rupturing as the saline (salt water) leaves the implant and is reabsorbed by the body. Beyond a clinical evaluation, no tests are required to confirm the rupture.

Silicone breast implant ruptures are usually much harder to detect. Early ruptures often go unnoticed by the patient since the silicone remains contained within the capsule of scar tissue formed by the body around the implant. These are known as "intracapsular" ruptures and are the most common. Intracapsular ruptures can progress to "extracapsular" ruptures over time.
#FlashbackFriday to PRMA's blog archives: 10 ways to support a spouse with #breastcancer:
Breast Cancer #clinicaltrial is looking for participants. Check online to see if you qualify: #bcsm #breastcancer - Debbie Woodbury (DebbieWWGN)
PRS GO: What Made Them Successful: An Introspective Survey of AAPS Members: Background: The p... #plasticsurgery - PRS | PRS GO (prsjournal)
@GoHealio Thank you for the write-up! Read the full #PRSGlobalOpen #breast reconstruction #openaccess article here: - PRS | PRS GO (prsjournal)
The #BreastCancer Reconstruction Blog: Silicone #BreastImplant Rupture - Should you get an Ultrasound or MRI?
Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research institution, have launched BRCA...
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows genomic profiling identifies genomic mutations in a gene associated with a rare subset of breast cancer - mutations that cannot otherwise...
Researchers have for the first time shown how a specific protein receptor on the surface of breast cells promotes the progression of breast cancer.
What makes triple negative breast cancer more lethal in African American women than White women or women of European descent?
Mammography could play a significant role in preventing heart disease in womenIn a study to ascertain whether breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected with digital mammography correlates to...
How to identify drugs that work best for each patientMore than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best.
The GiantPinkRibbon Daily is out! Stories via @personality23 @mchrysopoulo @abcdiagnosis - GiantPinkRibbon (GiantPinkRibbon)
Consuming at least two cups of coffee a day could halve the risk of recurrence in patients diagnosed with breast cancer who are treated with tamoxifen, according to a new study.
@BCInternat @mchrysopoulo I am conducting a double-blind prospective randomized trial on this topic #breast #Botox - Valerie Lemaine (DrVLemaine)