Category Archives: Mastectomy

One-Day-Stay Mastectomy Common; Drive-Through Era Returns, Federal Study Finds

Several decades ago, hospitals abandoned a trend called drive-through mastectomy, when women stayed less than a day.  Why was it abandoned and what do you think of this trend? We’d like to hear from you.

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Lumpectomy Declines, Particularly Among Young Women; Repeat Lumpectomy Issue Remains

The move to double mastectomy among American women, most of whom have early-stage breast cancer, continues, particularly among young women, raising concerns that two decades of public education about the benefits of lumpectomy and radiation are getting eroded. The high rates of re-operation after a first lumpectomy are part of the reason, which some surgeons are addressing by taking slightly more tissue to avoid another operation. The issue of repeat lumpectomies is an issue top surgeons say must be addressed if medicine wants to reach more women with the message that survival of women with lumpectomy and radiation is equal to mastectomy.

In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Art Sedrakyan, M.D., Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medical…

Mastectomy versus lumpectomy

Mastectomy now is more common than lumpectomy, a significant trend in the last decade, say Dr. Lisa Newman and Dr. Adeyiza Momoh, a top breast cancer surgery and construction team at the University of Michigan. It makes the decision about mastectomy versus lumpectomy particularly important these days, they say. These choices will be explored in our new book and on Add your voice.