Navigation Links
Breast cancer patients with bilateral mastectomy don't have better survival rates
Date:9/2/2014

st at CPIC, is the senior author.

"Given the recent attention around bilateral mastectomies, we wanted to know whether there are particular types of patients likely to receive a bilateral mastectomy," Gomez said. "And, secondly, are there relative differences in mortality among the three procedures? We were able to address these questions using data from the California Cancer Registry, which covers nearly all women diagnosed with breast cancer in the state. The registry is enhanced with information on factors that may influence a treatment decision, including their socioeconomic status, health insurance and where they received their care."

The researchers found that of the 189,734 women in the study, 55 percent received a lumpectomy with follow-up radiation, 38.8 received a unilateral mastectomy and 6.2 percent received a bilateral mastectomy. Overall, the proportion of women receiving unilateral mastectomies declined during the study period, while the proportion of women receiving bilateral mastectomies increased. Racial and ethnic minorities, as well as women of lower socioeconomic status, were more likely than others to receive a unilateral mastectomy. In contrast, women who received a bilateral mastectomy were more likely to be middle- or upper-class, younger than 50 or non-Hispanic whites, or some combination of these.

The difference in the long-term survival rates between women who underwent a bilateral mastectomy and women who received a lumpectomy plus radiation was not statistically significant.

The slightly lower survival rate among women who underwent a unilateral mastectomy could be due to the fact that these patients tended to be members of racial or ethnic minorities or have a lower socioeconomic status than other patient groups, or both, the researchers said. Gomez and Kurian speculate that these patients may have been more likely to have other health problems, such as diabetes, that could have affected or limited t
'/>"/>

Contact: Krista Conger
kristac@stanford.edu
650-725-5371
Stanford University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. ‘Prepped’ by tumor cells, lymphatic cells encourage breast cancer cells to spread
2. More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Childs Risk of Infections, Allergies
3. New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
4. Enzyme controlling metastasis of breast cancer identified
5. Local Affiliate of National Health Organization Continues 16-Year Tradition of Funding Programs to Help Fill Gaps in Breast Health Services for Under-Served Populations
6. Aesthetic Enhancement for Implanted or Real Breasts Invented by InventHelp Client (JMC-1391)
7. Lisa Grimaldi Shares Her Fashionable Journey through Breast Cancer
8. New Plastic Surgeon Joins Center For Restorative Breast Surgery
9. Some women still dont underststand overdiagnosis risk in breast screening
10. Download HeartBeat Experts White Paper: Stakeholder Management for New Breast Cancer Products
11. Symptoms after breast cancer surgery need to be treated on an individual basis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 Review of Ophthalmology magazine and ... for Success’ program for cataract surgeons attending the American ... Diego, where eye surgeon Jeffrey L. Martin, MD will ... Dr. Martin is the Managing Partner of North Shore ... Dr. Martin to lead this year’s discussion on the ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released ... rates have on auto insurance prices . ... rates of vehicle theft may have to pay more ... liability auto insurance policies can also offer protection against ... now be compared online on a single website: ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... NC (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Patients ... risk of developing mesothelioma later in life, but the ... from mesothelioma that is unrelated to radiation. Surviving Mesothelioma ... on its website. Click here to read it ... Australia compared the cases of 45 patients who had ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... In the past few weeks, TheBeautyPlace.com has been undergoing ... to run maintenance on our shipping facilities to update ... PR Director. "It disrupted our regular shipping schedule but ... on track after having completed the maintenance." , Now, ... which has not allowed some calls to come in ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 ... their Internal Security Threat Report , which they say, “exposes ... on how many new malware variants were introduced in 2014 ... it took for Zero Day threats to be identified and ... – it is abundantly clear that doing business in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Jeffrey Martin Invited to Share Latest Breakthroughs in Cataract Care During Roundtable Discussion at National 2015 ASCRS Meeting In San Diego 2Health News:High Rates Of Car Theft Can Have An Impact on Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:New Study Examines Relationship Between Radiation for Hematologic Cancers and Development of Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Temporary Number Available 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 3Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 4Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 5
... and money to properly treat a growing number of ... report out Friday . ,"The military system ... adequately support the psychological health of service members and ... year-long Pentagon mental health task force report: "An Achievable ...
... an industrial chemical found in anti-freeze into its products ... potentially dangerous substance . ,Shanghai White Cat, ... financial hub's oldest companies, said in a statement released ... diethylene glycol, or DEG. The Shanghai-listed firm said the ...
... car rental service to reduce pollution and traffic in the capital, ... of eco-friendly vehicles will be made available before the end of ... be dropped off at various sites set up in Paris, Delanoe ... ,"The idea is that you won't have to use a car ...
... Bordeaux next week safe in the knowledge that the number ... United States and in emerging markets such as China, ... 144 nations and opens June 18, is also comforted by ... thus driving up prices. A survey carried out for Vinexpo ...
... Tens of thousands Saturday staged the Gay Pride parade ... to grant homosexual couples legal status and override Vatican ... which included transvestites and lawmakers, marched under a baking ... of Saint John Lateran, the official ecclesiastical seat of ...
... be getting back together. ,The singer is said ... the sake of their two young sons - Sean Preston and ... now talking things through and that Britney has spent two nights ... want two divorces behind her at her age. She and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:War Veterans Lack Adequate Mental Health Care: Pentagon Report 2Health News:Wine Woos World as Trade Fair Opens 2Health News:Wine Woos World as Trade Fair Opens 3Health News:Gay Pride Attracts Tens of Thousands in Rome 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015 CVS Health ... conference call on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8:30 ... first quarter financial results. An audio webcast ... the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Health website ... http://investors.cvshealth.com . This webcast will be archived and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015  Trovagene, Inc., ... announced today that clinical data presented at the ... its urine-based Precision Cancer Monitoring ℠ (PCM) ... monitoring of EGFR T790M mutations in ... Detection of EGFR T790M Mutation in Urinary Circulating ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... YORK , April 17, 2015  Over the next ... to continue to grow, with ArcView predicting that 14 more ... legalize medical marijuana. The U.S. market for legal cannabis grew ... billion in 2013. Analysts project the market could grow more ... assuming more states soften their stance on marijuana. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 2Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 3Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 4Cannabiz Mobile Analyst Brief: Next Big Thing by Torus IR Issued by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2
... 9, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Omega-3-acid ethyl esters - Comprehensive ... Eliminate unnecessary risk with the industry ... Developer is a regularly updated, professional patent search ...
... Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK ) today announced that ... overview at the 13th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference ... p.m. Eastern time (12:00 p.m. Pacific time), in the Waldorf-Astoria ... presentation will be available on the Telik website, www.telik.com ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Omega-3-acid ethyl esters - Comprehensive patent search 2Reportlinker Adds Omega-3-acid ethyl esters - Comprehensive patent search 3Reportlinker Adds Omega-3-acid ethyl esters - Comprehensive patent search 4
... offers an affordable and efficient alternative ... other respiratory conditions. The compact design ... the ability to take the product ... nebulizer design delivers powerful performance and ...
... The most compact, portable DC powered ... Elite provides the freedom to take ... system is powered by the included ... Adapter and Battery Kit. The integral ...
... 50 psi MaxiCompressor, the workhorse ... run 24 hours a day, ... features a tamper-proof locking regulator ... increases or decreases in pressure ...
... is a low cost compressor/nebuliser which offers reliable, ... home, health centre or clinic. The SunMist requires ... a simple filter change every six months., ... Disposable Neb, 3 Prong Polarized plug With Reusable ...
Medicine Products: