Navigation Links
Type of breast reconstruction impacts radiation therapy outcomes
Date:11/20/2008

For breast cancer patients who underwent a mastectomy who undergo radiation therapy after immediate breast reconstruction, autologous tissue reconstruction provides fewer long-term complications and better cosmetic results than tissue expander and implant reconstruction, according to a study in the November issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

After undergoing a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), many women choose to have a breast reconstruction procedure performed immediately to better cope with the psychological and esthetic side effects of the surgery. However, the reconstruction can complicate radiation therapy treatments and sometimes radiation can negatively affect the outcome of reconstruction and increase the risk of long-term complications.

With radiation therapy increasingly becoming the standard of care for high-risk breast cancer patients after mastectomy, this can cause a problem for both patients and their radiation oncologists.

Researchers at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Long Island Radiation Therapy in Garden City, N.Y., the Department of Surgery at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, N.Y., the Department of Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and the Department of Surgery at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., sought to determine if the type of reconstruction performed on women who were receiving radiation after a mastectomy had an impact on their long-term outcomes.

Two types of reconstruction are available for patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer: ATR (autologous tissue reconstruction), which involves the placement of a tissue flap most commonly from the transverse rectus abdominus muscle as a breast mound, and TE/I (tissue expander and implant reconstruction), which involves placing an inflatable tissue expander over
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Bukata
bethb@astro.org
703-839-7332
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
2. MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
3. Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
4. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
5. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
6. Eating junk food whilst pregnant and breastfeeding may lead to obese offspring
7. Acrylamide Wont Raise Breast Cancer Risk
8. New link between estrogen and breast cancer
9. Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery
10. Discovery suggests location of genes for breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer
11. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2015)... 29, 2015 Adults who are comparing ... nationally on the web can now use the QuotesPros.com ... quotes can now be explored while researching the automated ... Learning the differences between what a term policy provides ... challenge for some men and women. Insurers typically provide ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The culmination of one of ... when the Final Four invades Lucas Oil Stadium ... been one filled with excitement, buzzer-beaters, and of course, upsets. ... superstars have been made, and future professional products have been ... to the four teams that advanced through their regional bracket ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2015 ... conduct clinical trials and research, manage data results ... help their clients reach regulation standards. Contract research ... and medical device manufacturing sectors. Industry operators provide ... early- to late-stage clinical research for Food and ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... USA (PRWEB) March 29, 2015 ... Link platform provides basic health information around ... opportunity to discuss these challenges as well as ... Health Link addresses six medical conditions using evidenced ... users to engage in conversations around them., ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... California (PRWEB) March 29, 2015 ... a new transition from Pixel Film Studios, entitled TranSports. ... transitions made exclusively for Final Cut Pro X,” said ... our users the tools needed to effortlessly transition using ... introduces TranSports, a new and uniquely styled transition pack ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Permanent Life Insurance Quotes Now Offered Through Web Search System at Insurer Website Online 2Health News:Cheap 2015 Final Four Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Kentucky Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers Final Four Tickets at Lucas Oil Stadium and Issues Valuable Promo Code 2Health News:Contract Research Organizations in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Contract Research Organizations in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Contract Research Organizations in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 4Health News:Krame Health Solutions Announces Release of AfroHealthLink, an Interactive Health Resource Center Tailored to Individuals of African & Caribbean Descent Around the World 2Health News:Krame Health Solutions Announces Release of AfroHealthLink, an Interactive Health Resource Center Tailored to Individuals of African & Caribbean Descent Around the World 3Health News:Introducing TranSports for Final Cut Pro X Users from Pixel Film Studios 2
... latest issues and scientific breakthroughs in nephrology., How: ... related symposia will address this important medical issue., ... Free Communications Highlights:, TH-FC037, ... Blood Pressure. Findings from the National Health and ...
... ... States. VGI will unveil its new VerteLX™ prototypes at the upcoming Congress of Neurological ... ... VG Innovations, Inc (VGI), announced today that its VerteLoc™ Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization system ...
... Wall posts, photo tags and questionnaires are used ... help friends and families connect; Produce for Kids, ... utilizing Facebook to assess your fresh produce personality. ... Play with Your Produce Personality Quiz helps ...
... Six federally qualified health centers (FQHC) - ... have made the switch to Sage Intergy CHC since July. ... for a fully integrated health center management and electronic health ... FQHC environment and can help these centers qualify for EHR ...
... 20 Nationally-known experts Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, ... importance of helping grieving people cope with the holidays ... on Monday, November 16 from 1pm-2pm EST. , "Facing ... with grief during the holidays, traditionally times filled with ...
... , NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20 Aegis Health ... today that it has entered into an engagement ... Angeles to help the 354-bed facility further strengthen ... , Aegis, Physician Relationship Management program combines the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Press alert for American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition 2Health News:VerteLoc™ Surpasses 750 Procedures....VerteLX™ Prototypes To Be Unveiled at Upcoming CNS Meeting in New Orleans 2Health News:Is Your Fresh Produce Personality Bananas ? 2Health News:FQHC Stigler Health and Wellness Center Chooses Sage Intergy CHC to Meet Unique Reporting Requirements 2Health News:Hospice Foundation of America Presents Webinar on 'Grief, Holidays, and Family Dynamics' 2Health News:Aegis Health Group Tapped by White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles to Help Strengthen Local Physician Relationships 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015  Victoria Vein & Surgery Clinic ... the Astanza Duality laser in Victoria, Texas ... as well as advanced laser treatments for a variety of ... tattoo industry to provide more services for their patients. Since ... many Victoria residents get rid of ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) is celebrating a key milestone ... Complete Knee System. ,   ... first introduced the NexGen knee system, with its innovative design ... implantations of the NexGen knee have taken place worldwide. ... demonstrates the importance of design innovation and component quality for surgeons and ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 Report ... for leading ophthalmic drug companies  What does ... pharma ophthalmic industry ? Visiongain,s brand new report shows ... and prospects there. Our 242-page report provides ... areas in the industry and the future market prospects. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Victoria Vein And Surgery Clinic Uses Advanced Astanza Duality Tattoo Removal Technology 2Zimmer Celebrates Key Milestones For NexGen Complete Knee System 2Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 2Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 3Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 4Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 5Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 6Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 7
... PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2007 - ... 2 clinical,trial results for Hematide(TM) were presented ... in Barcelona, Spain by Iain C.,Macdougall, M.D., ... Macdougall's poster included data in previously-treated,dialysis patients ...
... also Showed Sustained Improvements in Blood Glucose,Control ... 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ... a study that showed BYETTA(R) (exenatide) injection,sustained ... weight,loss through three and a half years ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Affymax Reports Phase 2 Clinical Dose Ranging Results of,Once-Per-Month Hematide for the Treatment of Anemia 2Affymax Reports Phase 2 Clinical Dose Ranging Results of,Once-Per-Month Hematide for the Treatment of Anemia 3Byetta Treatment for Three and a Half Years Associated with,Reductions in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Type 2,Diabetes 2Byetta Treatment for Three and a Half Years Associated with,Reductions in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Type 2,Diabetes 3Byetta Treatment for Three and a Half Years Associated with,Reductions in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Type 2,Diabetes 4Byetta Treatment for Three and a Half Years Associated with,Reductions in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Type 2,Diabetes 5Byetta Treatment for Three and a Half Years Associated with,Reductions in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Type 2,Diabetes 6
... Autostat™II Rheumatoid Factor IgM enzyme linked immunosorbent ... (RF IgM). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method for ... Factor in human serum. The results of ... as an aid in the diagnosis of ...
Rheumatoid Factor , R1: 4 X 20 ml buffer, R2: 2 X 8 ml antibody, Test / Kit: 320 (H717)...
... GALILEI Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer is a high ... three dimensional analysis of the anterior eye ... Scheimpflug Camera and a Placido Disk. , ... Placido imaging furnishes high accuracy curvature data, ...
EXTEND is an absorbable synthetic punctal implant that provides occlusion up to three months. It is packaged 20 implants per box in sizes of .0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm. A variety pack in also available w...
Medicine Products: