Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction

Canada Latest Nation to Ban Textured Breast Implants

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.
https://www.icij.org/investigations/implant-files/canada-netherlands-halt-sales-of-cancer-linked-breast-implants/?fbclid=IwAR2QzIwU4AVbdb8H0BGHVxeX93hA5YSEw_qzMM_pVQW7MdSi348UlmwLO60

Over or Under the Muscle: The Debate Over Where to Place Breast Implants

Increasingly, doctors are placing breast implants over not under the muscle for women who are thinner, very active and athletic, to minimize a problem called distortion when the implants move around. We address this issue in our book; some doctors, however, say that positioning implants over the muscle gives a more unnatural look. If you are a weight lifter, boxer or very athletic, thinner woman considering implants, this is an important issue to discuss with your plastic surgeon.

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The technique places implants on top of muscle, instead of under it.

Free, Reliable Breast Surgery, Reconstruction App Debuts

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/

 

 

 

 

 

Many Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Receive Timely Genetic Counseling from Credentialed Experts, Study Finds

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

1 of Every 2 U.S. Women Consider Prophylactic Double Mastectomy for Early Tumors, University of Michigan Study Finds

One of every two women with early-stage breast cancer now consider removing both breasts, even though they only have cancer in one, according to a new University of Michigan study. This option has soared upwards from 3.9% in 2002, it said.

A quarter of women with early-stage breast cancer and a favorable prognosis strongly considered…
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