News tagged with breast cancer surgery

Related topics:

Microbubble ultrasound and breast biopsies

Using "microbubbles" and ultrasound can mean more targeted breast biopsies for patients with early breast cancer, helping to determine treatment and possibly saving those patients from undergoing a second breast cancer surgery, ...

Feb 01, 2011
not rated yet 0

Drugs before surgery help women avoid mastectomies

(AP) -- Taking hormone-blocking pills for a few months before breast cancer surgery can shrink tumors and allow many women to have just the lump removed instead of the whole breast, a new study suggests.

Sep 30, 2010
not rated yet 0

More women choosing preventive double mastectomies

When health care worker Kathy Hajopoulos decided in 2006 to remove both her breasts when she was diagnosed with cancer in one, she became part of a growing class of women making that same decision.

Oct 23, 2009
not rated yet 0

Breast reconstruction varies by race, study finds

Latinas who spoke little English were less likely to undergo reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy for breast cancer, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer ...

Oct 05, 2009
not rated yet 0