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Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...cer, may opt for mastectomy over breast-conserving lumpectomy if they test positive for a breast cancer gene mut...ast cancer patients who were candidates for either lumpectomy or mastectomy treatment. The genetic testing and counseling changed the view of the patients and ma...

Brachytherapy for breast cancer

... a lose dose or a high dose implant, placed in the lumpectomy cavity after surgery for early stage breast cancer. Follow-up suggested that five year outcomes are similar to those for the more conventional external beam radiotherapy. However, longer term follow up will be needed to fully assess the effectiveness...

Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy

... Bearing radioactive seeds, it's implanted after a lumpectomy into the site from which the tumor has been removed and then delivers radiation to that area only, not the entire breast. The therapy is proving popular with women who find the short timetable far more convenient. Partial-breast irradiation is bas...

Shorter Radiation Schedules Found To Be More Effective For Patients With Breast Cancer

A more intense course of radiation after a lumpectomy may be safe for breast cancer patients say researc... given to the site of the original tumor where the lumpectomy was performed. This boost usually prolongs radiation for one to two weeks. However, in this study, r...

New hope for breast cancer patients

...h HER-2-positive breast cancer who were slated for lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery) or mastectomy (breast removal), or are in the early stages of diagnosed breast cancer were treated to the drug Herceptin combined with chemotherapy. While chemotherapy is usually given to such patients after surgery, this ...

Risk of breast cancer may be lowered by diet

...st cancer management procedures like mastectomy or lumpectomy plus radiation, tamoxifen for ER positive, chemotherapy for ER negative, and optional chemotherapy for ER positive cases The results of the study shows that reduction of dietary fat can reduce breast cancer relapse risk by about 24% for women in the...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...rgery for her breast cancer and after her surgery, lumpectomy rates fell for six months, probably because women felt that the president's wife got the best medical advice. New York’s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was dropped out of senate race against Hillary Clinton after he was diagnosed of prostate cancer. The Am...

Breast Cancer Treatment Reduced From Six Weeks To Five Days.

...%) suffering from breast cancer patients opt for a lumpectomy (removal of the tumor) and not the removal of the entire breast. In addition to lumpectomy radiation helps in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. Partial-breast radiation is a very ...

Breast Cancer Survivors Fail To Show Interest In Follow Up Mammogram

...e had a mammogram. Comparatively, women treated by lumpectomy were more likely to have a mammogram than those with a history of mastectomy. The same effect was observed in white and nonwhite women. This could be attributed to a better educational status and increased health awareness among white women. The r...

Stronger Doses Fewer Administration for Breast Cancer

...he 1,410 women who participated in the study had a lumpectomy following treatment for early breast cancer followed by different radiotherapy treatments. The participants were divided into three groups. First group was given the standard treatment of 25 doses of radiation which amounts to 50 grays for a time per...

Patients Undergoing Breast Radiation Are Facing Complications

...partial breast radiation therapy, after undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer, using a balloon brachytherapy s...d a balloon brachytherapy catheter inserted during lumpectomy surgery to remove the cancerous tumor from their breast at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Bosto...

Brachytherapy For Breast Cancer Can Be Risky

...ed 38 women who had the procedure after undergoing lumpectomy surgery to remove the cancer. After the surgery, a balloon brachytherapy method is used to place a balloon in the space occupied by the tumor. Radiation Oncologists then deliver high doses of radiation locally in order to kill off any remaining can...

NHS Computer Link Plan Is Wasteful, Feel Experts

...could die. If you can't get your referral for your lumpectomy for breast cancer on time that could be fatal,' he added. ...

Post-Operative Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery

...perienced, by nearly 50% of all women undergoing a lumpectomy or mastectomy, after weeks or months, near the bre...ewed 95 women scheduled for a simple lumpectomy, a lumpectomy with axillary lymph node dissection or a mastectomy. Researchers asked the women to rate their pain ...

Lumping a Lumpectomy Difficult for One-third of Women

Nearly a third of women who under go lumpectomy feel that the outcome is a significant compromise ...urvey, which inferred that the majority of unhappy lumpectomy patients would explore the possibility of reconstructive breast surgery. Among 28 percent of the pa...

A Family's Fight against Breast cancer

... breast cancer in 2003, she underwent an immediate lumpectomy and her lymph glands were removed. She said, "I was left with one-and-a-half breasts. They cut the tumor out from the top half of my left breast, leaving a large dent. But at that time I didn't care what they looked like. I just wanted to be cancer f...

Fewer Women Having Inpatient Breast Cancer Surgery

...ent mastectomy rates decreased by 32 percent , and lumpectomy rates fell by 45 percent. * Breast cancer hospitalizations occurred the most in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and other northeastern states (76 admissions per 100,000 women), and the least in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and other western ...

Cancer Recurrence in Older Breast Cancer Patients Reduced By Radiation Therapy

... on our findings, we recommend that mastectomy, or lumpectomy with radiation therapy, along with adequate durati...Twenty percent of women treated with mastectomy or lumpectomy experienced a recurrence or second primary breast cancer during the follow-up. Women treated with lu...

Cancer Therapy Based on Missile Detection

...the surgical margins. Of the 41 patients who had a lumpectomy but did not receive the MIT treatment, four had ca...atients with cancer cells close to the edge of the lumpectomy surgical margin. Second, there is a higher risk of local recurrence of the breast cancer when cancer...

Study Aims to Find Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy

...d more efficacious, he says. Any patient who has a lumpectomy needs radiation therapy on remaining breast tissue. “We add chemotherapy if the tumor is big enough and we think the risk is high enough that the cancer may come back,” says Dr. Samuel. Chemotherapy must precede radiation therapy because it worsens ...

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