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Lipofilling Doesn't Increase Recurrence Risk

Women who have lipofilling after reconstruction are no more likely to have a recurrence or be diagnosed with a new cancer than women who never had lipofilling.

Feb 2, 2016 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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How Does Radiation Affect Reconstruction Results?

A study suggests that radiation after implant reconstruction seems to cause more complications than radiation given after autologous reconstruction.

 
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Infections Following Breast Cancer Surgery More Common Than Expected

While most women having breast cancer surgery won't develop an infection, research shows that infections after breast surgery happen more often than expected.

 
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Women Whose Breasts Look Different From Each Other After Lumpectomy More Likely to Feel Bad

Women whose breasts look significantly different from each other after lumpectomy are more likely to be depressed and feel ashamed of their bodies.

 
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Follow-Up Care of Cancer Survivors Needs Improvement According to National Survey

Results from a national survey of oncologists and primary care doctors suggest that most cancer survivors are on their own when it comes to survivorship care.

 
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ASCO Develops New Guidelines Addressing Issues Faced by Cancer Survivors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has developed new guidelines on three problems that cancer survivors often deal with: fatigue, neuropathy, and anxiety and depression.

 
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Women Who Have Immediate Autologous Reconstruction Report Being More Satisfied With Breasts, but Have More Pain 1 Year After Surgery

A study suggests that 1 year after surgery, women who had immediate autologous reconstruction were more satisfied with their breasts than women who had immediate implant reconstruction. Still, women who had autologous reconstruction had more pain than they did before surgery.

Mar 31, 2017 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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More Than Half of Women Don't Get Enough Information About Reconstruction From Surgeons

A very small study suggests that more than half of women who had mastectomy made a reconstruction decision that didn't align with their goals and preferences.

May 4, 2017 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Older and Younger Women Have Similar Outcomes After Breast Reconstruction

Older and younger women benefit equally from breast reconstruction; age shouldn't disqualify a woman from having reconstruction.

Nov 11, 2016 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Long-Term Results Suggest Fat Grafting Does Not Increase Recurrence Risk

A study suggests fat grafting breast reconstruction does not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to more traditional reconstruction techniques.

Oct 31, 2018 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Study Estimates Risk of Rare Cancer From Breast Implants

A Dutch study estimates that for every 7,000 women who get breast implants, one woman will develop anaplastic large-cell lymphoma in the breast by age 75.

Jan 16, 2018 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Some Women Having Mastectomy Opt for Nipple Banking, but Have More Complications

A small Dutch study has found that some women having mastectomy may want to bank their nipple so it can be attached later to their reconstructed breast.

 
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Silicone Breast Implants Linked to Number of Complications, but FDA Critical of Study

A study suggests that silicone breast implants are associated with a higher risk of certain autoimmune disorders, as well as stillbirth and melanoma, but the FDA disagrees with the results.

Oct 5, 2018 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Women Who Pick Their Own Surgeons Seem to Get More Experienced Care

Women who pick their own surgeons more likely to be treated by more experienced doctors.

 
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New Technique Allows More Women to Have Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Doing a full breast lift after autologous reconstruction may allow women with large or sagging breasts to have nipple-sparing mastectomy.

Jul 23, 2015 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Breast Reconstruction Decisions Should Be Personalized, Informed By Most Current Data

Decisions about the type of reconstruction a woman has should be personalized to each woman's unique situation and informed by the most current information on long-term outcomes, satisfaction, and complication rates.

Jun 21, 2018 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction Seems to Cause Biggest Loss in Shoulder Stability, Function

Compared to DIEP flap reconstruction and implant reconstruction, latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction caused the greatest loss of shoulder function, strength, and mobility.

Dec 3, 2018 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Textured Implants May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence, Study Suggests

A small study found that women who had textured implants for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery had a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of the breast cancer coming back.

Oct 20, 2020 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Most Women Satisfied With Choice to Go Flat After Mastectomy, but Choice Not Supported by Many Surgeons

Nearly 75% of women surveyed who opted for mastectomy without reconstruction were satisfied with the results, but almost 25% said their decision to go flat was not supported by their surgeons.

Jan 11, 2021 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Survey Suggests COVID-19 Pandemic Led to Delays in Care for Nearly Half of Breast Cancer Survivors

The early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic caused 44% of breast cancer survivors to have a delay in care, according to an online survey.

 
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FDA Warns Two Breast Implant Makers About Lack of Long-Term Studies, Will Review Implant Safety

The FDA has sent warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers because the companies have not conducted the post-approval long-term safety studies that were required as part of the implants' FDA approval.

Mar 21, 2019 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Allergan Issues Worldwide Recall of Biocell Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders

On July 24, 2019, Allergan announced a global recall of Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders after the FDA requested the action.

Jul 24, 2019 | Surgery and Reconstruction
 
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Formal Treatment Guidelines Developed for Rare Cancer Linked to Breast Implants

National Comprehensive Cancer Network treatment guidelines have been developed for breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare type of cancer linked to textured breast implants.

Mar 20, 2019 | Reconstruction
 
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Minority Women Less Likely to Have Immediate Breast Reconstruction

White women are 24% more likely to have immediate reconstruction than Black women; 26% more likely than Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American women; and 19% more likely than Hispanic women.

Nov 1, 2017 | Surgery, Reconstruction and Ethnicity
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