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The influence of infection on breast cancer recurrence following breast reconstruction

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the influence of possible infections following breast reconstruction on the risks of breast cancer recurrence. This study showed that post-operative complications or infections had a significant impact on the rates of breast cancer recurrence. Some background Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure...

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Cancer sub-types; what are the characteristics?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to distinguish whether the characteristics of breast cancer could depend on the focality of the tumor. Some background Breast cancer can be characterized as 'unifocal', 'multifocal and 'multicentric'. This refers to the number of areas in which the cancer can be found (focality); unifocal...

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Radiation to the lymph nodes in stage II and II breast cancer; is it necessary?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment (uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA) on women with breast cancer who have previously had surgery. Some background Breast- conserving surgery (removes the breast cancer but not the breast itself) is just one method of breast...

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Hormone therapy; enabling surgery in post-menopausal breast cancer patients

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the long-term effects of hormone therapy to treat post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Some background Hormone therapy is a form of breast cancer treatment. It targets cancer cells that may be affected by hormones. It is often administered prior to surgery in patients who are unfit to...

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What is the effect of ending trastuzumab treatment early in older breast cancer patients?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper evaluated early discontinuation of trastuzumab (Herceptin) therapy and how cardiovascular events (disease associated with the heart and blood vessels) associated with this affect survival in older women with breast cancer. Some background Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is a protein that can be found...

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Lymph node ratio as predictor of prognosis and treatment guide in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether the lymph node ratio (LNR) is an accurate predictor of breast cancer prognosis, and whether LNR can identify which patients would benefit from post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). Some background Breast cancer staging allows physicians to estimate prognosis, and helps guide treatment planning. Under...

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Detection of breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy with ultrasound in asymptomatic patients

Detection of breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy with ultrasound in asymptomatic patients

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Breast cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This study assessed the efficacy of using ultrasound (US) in the early detection of recurrence of breast cancer in patients without any symptoms. Some background There are two surgery options to treat patients with breast cancer; Mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) and breast conserving surgery or lumpectomy (removal of...

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The pathways followed by doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of recurring and metastatic breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

This paper evaluates the process health care professionals follow to diagnose a cancer that reoccurs in the same location as a previous cancer (locally recurrent), or a cancer that has spread (metastasized). Despite earlier detection and improved treatment options for breast cancer, it is still the leading cause of cancer related deaths in...

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