Tag Archive: Breast Reconstruction

The outlook is positive for breast cancer in Ireland

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Thanks to vastly improved access to the right care at the right time for women with possible symptoms referred to the eight designated cancer centres, advances in treatments, and a national roll-out of the BreastCheck programme for women without symptoms, the picture for breast cancer in Ireland is far more positive than before.

New aid to breast reconstruction decision making

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A computer-based decision-making aid may make it possible for more women to have breast reconstruction after surgical treatment for cancer. The tool has helped women play a larger role in decision-making, according to… Continue reading

More women choose contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

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The number of women with cancer in one breast who opt to have the other breast preventively removed — known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy — more than doubled from 1995 through 2005… Continue reading

Breast reconstruction – a woman’s right to choose

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Today I am returning to a subject I have dealt with several times, that of a woman’s right to be informed of all breast reconstructive options available to her so that she can make an… Continue reading

Breast reconstruction options

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I wrote a piece last month on reconstructive breast surgery and specifically the lack of options presented to women by their surgeons. This piece was prompted by an article which appeared last December in the New… Continue reading

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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A friend of mine who lives in Florida sent me a clipping from the Miami Herald newspaper about Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, who I know nothing  about, apart from the fact… Continue reading

Skin-sparing mastectomy

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Following a piece I read on another blog, I thought it might be helpful to tell you of the personal experience of someone who has undergone a skin-sparing mastectomy. Unusually, it is not the woman… Continue reading

Oncoplastic surgery gives breast-cancer patients another choice

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Making  the decision between a mastectomy and a lumpectomy can be a very difficult choice for a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, I read about a new procedure called oncoplastic surgery, which offers… Continue reading

Stem-cell breast repair

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I recently wrote about a reconstruction technique which is being trialled by British surgeons, who are harvesting stem-cell-enriched fat from women’s bodies to plug the dip often left by breast cancer operations. The… Continue reading

Stem cells may repair breast cancer damage

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From today’s Observer Newspaper A remarkable reconstruction technique is being trialled by British surgeons, who are harvesting stem-cell-enriched fat from women’s bodies to plug the dip often left by breast cancer operations. The… Continue reading