Pending federal legislation would require health insurers to cover compression breast sleeves and other medically necessary help for breast and other surgery patients. Here’s a link with background and ways to support the bill. https://lymphedematreatmentact.org/
The list of countries to ban textured breast implant grows, while they remain on the market in the United States. Women wanting to avoid the risk of lymphomas linked to textured implants have choices: Staying flat; autologous breast reconstruction; and smooth breast implants.
See this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/295420417294192/to follow latest developments about two days of hearings by FDA on breast implants. Key issues include risk of lymphoma from certain types of breast implants; improvement of followup of patients with breast implants; and model practices regarding patient consent.
Robotic surgery, now common for some operations, has not been as successful for breast reconstruction and other procedures, the federal Food and Drug Administration warns.
A new, reliable source of information on breast cancer surgery choices _ from going flat to undergoing immediate or delayed breast reconstruction _ that you can read on your phone debuted today.
The app, two years in the making, is for iPhones; an android version is coming later in September, according to the app’s creator, Dr. Minas Chrysouplo, a leading breast reconstruction surgeon.
He and his San Antonio team gathered suggestions and input from dozens of breast cancer survivors, previvors, doctors, health care workers and writers, including Patricia Anstett, author of “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction, What’s Right for You.”
To download the app, go to https://breastadvocateapp.com/
Leading radiation group recommends fewer but larger doses for breast cancer patients. https://breastcancer-news.com/2018/03/16/new-breast-cancer-guideline-more-radiation-fewer-sessions/?utm_source=Breast+Cancer+News&utm_campaign=3db18e9202-RSS_MONDAY_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ea3614260e-3db18e9202-71657241
Too many women with breast cancer do not receive genetic counseling, and those who do may not get it from a genetic counselor, or receive it after they have surgery, when doing the test earlier may have changed their decision, a University of Michigan study has found. https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/some-breast-cancer-patients-missing-out-on-genetic-counseling?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=What%20they%27re%20missing&utm_campaign=20180316%20Weekly%20Digest%20Final%20RESEND
One of the top U.S. breast reconstruction teams has developed a new app that provides easy access to breast surgery and breast reconstruction options, https://breastadvocateapp.com/?utm_content=buffer210d2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer