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Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

... or ovarian cancer have surgery to remove their breasts or ovaries in order to reduce the likelihood of ... undergoing genetic testing. "Women have their breasts or ovaries removed based on their risk. It does ... with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations had both breasts removed and 45 percent had both ovaries removed. ...

Nation's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure is a Way for One Houston Plastic Surgeon to Renew Body Contours and Self-Esteem

... surgery patients who decide to recontour their breasts with implants, Dr. Straka customizes each ... not only a way to effectively add volume to the breasts for patients who want to have a fuller bustline, but the procedure also creates breasts that are more proportionate to an ...

Dense Breasts Complicate Testing and Treatment

... tumors on a mammogram." Women with dense breasts are more likely to have abnormal mammograms, ... have very dense breasts, and the rest have breasts with a density somewhere in the middle, said Dr. ... the average woman may not have a clue whether her breasts are dense, she added. For one thing, ...

More women with early stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

... stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral ... young women, are choosing to have both breasts removed." In a previous research study, Tuttle ... found more American women choosing to have both breasts removed when cancer has been found in only one ...

More women with early-stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

... stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral ... young women, are choosing to have both breasts removed." In a previous research study, Tuttle ... found more American women choosing to have both breasts removed when cancer has been found in only one ...

South Carolina Plastic Surgeon Helps New Moms Restore their Bodies with a Mommy Makeover

... on by pregnancy, including those affecting the breasts and abdomen, can be addressed in combination with ... skin; weight and fatty deposits after pregnancy; breasts that are misshapen, asymmetrical or flattened; ... stretch marks. After pregnancy, the breasts often lose volume and tightness – sometimes ...

Radioactive 'Seed' Rx Helps Women With Implants Fight Breast Cancer

... 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have had their breasts augmented with implants and are later diagnosed ... can be performed on women with augmented breasts who first undergo a lumpectomy. However, beam ... instead to 69 women who had had their breasts augmented before their cancer diagnosis. These ...

Photo: Beverly Hills Liposculpture Specializes in Scarless Breast Reduction Dr. Alan Bittner Reduces Female Breasts by up to 50%

... ) Women with overly large breasts suffer from a variety of ailments including ... levels of activity and low self-esteem. Reduced breasts can improve self-confidence and make it easier to ... clothing. While liposculpture can often reduce breasts by up to 50%, most women find that any reduction ...

Digital Mammography Better Than Film for Some Women

... under 50 who are pre-, perimenopausal with dense breasts benefit most, analysis confirms ... confirms. Women under the age 50 with dense breasts who are premenopausal or perimenopausal get more ... provide that. Older women tend to have less dense breasts than younger women, but not always. Digital ...

City-Dwelling Women at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer

... or a mixture of both. Women with more glandular breasts show denser tissue on a mammogram and are known ... who lived in London had significantly denser breasts than those living outside the city. The risk of ... screening regimen, and that women with dense breasts be screened with digital mammography, which is ...

Urban Women May Have Greater Breast Cancer Risk

... important because women with more dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. The ... Overall, 26 percent of the women in the study had breasts that were classified as fatty, while the ... Thirty-one percent of the rural residents had breasts classified as fatty, while 26 percent of suburban ...

City-dwelling women at greater risk for breast cancer

... or a mixture of both. Women with more glandular breasts show denser tissue on a mammogram and are known ... who lived in London had significantly denser breasts than those living outside the city. The risk of ... screening regimen, and that women with dense breasts be screened with digital mammography, which is ...

Atlanta Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Thomas Lintner, MD Renewing Bodies and Spirits for New Moms with a Mommy Makeover

... dieting and rigorous exercise. Stretch marks, loose excess skin in the breasts and abdomen, and fat pockets in various body areas are common occurrences ... liposuction. A breast lift addresses excess, drooping skin and fat in the breasts that cause the area to appear misshapen or saggy. Dr. Lintner removes the ...

How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?

... more respondents are concerned about their abdomen/hips than their breasts (chest) -- with the disparity increasing throughout the decades: ... 30s - 37% chose abdomen/hips as their top concern while only 18% chose breasts 40s - 32% selected abdomen/hips and only 10% breast 50s - 25% chose ...

Pausing Hormone Therapy Doesn't Cut Mammogram Recalls

... than 1,700 women aged 45 to 80 has found. "Postmenopausal hormones make breasts denser -- like young women's breasts -- and make mammograms harder to read," which increases the chance of a ...

Transform, the Largest Plastic Surgery Clinic, States That Men Are More Vain Than Women

... Nothing (27%) Thighs (16%) Bottom (15%) breasts (12%) Legs (9%) Hair (8%) Complexion (6%) ... Complexion (2%) Bottom (1%) Thighs (1%) breasts (0%) Shami Thomas, from Transform, commented: "When ...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

... seen with these medications include the absence of a menstrual period; breasts producing milk; the development of breasts by males; and the inability to achieve an erection. Some people ...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

... seen with these medications include the absence of a menstrual period; breasts producing milk; the development of breasts by males; and the inability to achieve an erection. The connection between ...

Salty Chicken Doesn't Fly: New Survey Reveals Shoppers Feel Deceived By 'Natural' Labeling of Saltwater-Injected Poultry

... assuming average weight of a package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts is 3 lbs. (3) UCSF "Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults" study, March 2009. (4) Foster Farms all-natural chicken breasts contain 67 mg of sodium per serving. (5) Application of Lower Sodium ...

Study Suggests Treatment with Paliperidone ER Significantly Improves Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

... seen with these medications include the absence of a menstrual period; breasts producing milk; the development of breasts by males; and the inability to achieve an erection. The connection between ...

Mayo researchers find potential links between breast density and breast cancer risk

... SAN ANTONIO - Having dense breasts - areas that show up light on a mammogram - is strongly associated with ... be answered. Now, by examining dense and non-dense tissue taken from the breasts of healthy volunteers, researchers from Mayo Clinic have found several ...

More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer

... was diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast but opted to have both breasts removed in August. She is undergoing reconstructive surgery. "We've ... reduction in developing breast cancer." In addition to having both breasts surgically removed, women intent on prevention can also choose to have ...

Siemens Provides Breast Care Solutions - For Women. For Health. For Life.

... invasive breast cancers increased by 42 percent in women with dense breasts when mammography was followed by an ultrasound exam. The ACUSON ... Mo/Rh, and W/Rh. With Tungsten technology and high mA output, even dense breasts are examined with shorter exposure times and significantly reduced dose. ...

Many Breast Cancer Patients Are Not Receiving Most Advanced Breast Conserving Surgical Techniques, New Study Finds

... diagnosis, many women and some physicians consider the appearance of the breasts of secondary importance and not worthy of serious consideration compared to the treatment of cancer. Natural looking breasts help restore a women's sense of wholeness and aid in the healing ...

Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain

... followed by mammography screening. The gel was applied to the skin of the breasts and chest wall and then removed 30 to 65 minutes before mammography. The ... schedule a mammography appointment for a time in their cycle when their breasts are least tender, apply the gel at home and drive to the appointment ...

Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed

... cancer surgery say they now have an asymmetry between their breasts that greatly affects their quality of life, a new study says. Women ... and to have symptoms of depression when compared with women whose breasts still appeared similar, according to the study by researchers at the ...

98 percent of elective mastectomy patients would have reconstruction again, says ASPS study

... to have breast reconstruction again, for the women who chose to have both breasts removed." The study examined 74 women who had preventive mastectomies ... patients did not have breast cancer, but chose to surgically remove both breasts due to a high-risk of developing breast cancer (bilateral prophylactic ...

Second breast cancer may be greater than thought for high-risk women without BRCA mutations

... to remove their affected breast (group 2) or surgery to remove both breasts (both groups). They all had both breasts removed, but in Group 2 they all had a unilateral prophylactic mastectomy. ...

Breast Enhancement With Fat: Pros and Cons

... and softening the look of existing implants. Lipoaugmentation of the breasts may offer patients permanent breast augmentation with a natural look and ... much of the fat survives? Does the procedure have to be repeated? Are the breasts hard and uncomfortable for long periods after the procedure? Perhaps ...

Breast reconstruction advances fix distortions left by lumpectomy

... a quarter of the breast taken. Women are often left with portions of their breasts removed and there are currently no implants that can address this unique ... surgery, plastic surgeons are now approaching the challenge of misshapen breasts by immediately remodeling the breast with remaining breast tissue or ...

Celebrity Influences on Plastic Surgery

... of plastic surgery books, media and online education. THE WOMEN breasts and lips were the leading categories for celebrity choices by women ... nose and abdomen. The categories are listed in order of popularity. breasts - The clear choice for breast look-alikes was Pamela Anderson, followed by ...

ASPS Studies Re-Evaluate Psychological Benefits and Health Concerns of Silicone Breast Implants

... author. "It appears it is their significant dissatisfaction with their breasts that serves as the motivation for surgery, not a poor overall body ... breasts. After surgery, they report being less embarrassed about their breasts and spending less time feeling upset about and camouflaging their ...

3-D Breast Imaging May Improve Cancer Detection

... Getty explained. The capacity of mammography to detect problems in dense breasts is not an issue with the stereoscopic digital equipment because it ... With current technology, the problem of calling back a woman whose breasts show a suspicious area is that radiologists often can't find that same ...

More women are choosing double mastectomy even when breast cancer is confined to a single breast

... increase between 1998 and 2003 in American women opting to have both breasts removed when cancer has been found in only one breasta procedure called ... breast reconstruction techniques may persuade more women to have both breasts removed at the same time. He also emphasized that women often make ...

Breastfeeding Does Not Create Sagging Breasts; Study Throws Out Old Wives' Tale

... Baltimore. "Many women who come in for breast surgery tell us their breasts are sagging, drooping or are less full because they breastfed," said ... Member Surgeon and study author. "Although the amount of sagging in the breasts appears to increase with each pregnancy, we've found that breastfeeding ...

Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

... on a regular basis. As a woman becomes familiar with how her breasts normally look and feel she can more easily notice changes. Women ... During a clinical breast exam, a physician carefully exams a woman's breasts and under their arms to check for lumps or other unusual changes. The ...

Experts Offer Tips on Easing Mammogram Discomfort

... soft drinks during the week before a mammogram. Caffeine can make breasts tender and lumpy, which may lead to discomfort during a mammogram. ... have a mammogram during periods of breast tenderness. "Most women's breasts are naturally more tender or slightly swollen during the week prior to ...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

... high with continued use. This may result in some side effects including missed menstrual periods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. Some people may feel faint, dizzy, or may pass out when they stand up or sit up suddenly. Be careful not to ...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

... high with continued use. This may result in some side effects including missed menstrual periods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. INVEGA(R) should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, ...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

... reports that mammograms miss up to 20 percent of breast cancers that are present at the time of screening. Doctors often recommend women with dense breasts undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is more expensive but better at detecting cancer in dense tissue. Now doctors at the Mayo Clinic ...
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