Why do Asian-American women have lower rates of breast conserving surgery: results of a survey regarding physician perceptions
- Researchers Find Mastectomy Not Overprescribed. Pavlou, Stephanie Z. // O&P Business News;2/1/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p20
The article reports on the results of the research concerning the treatment patterns of breast-cancer patients and reasons behind their choices. The study has found that 75.4% of patients underwent initial breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and 22.2% had initial mastectomy. It adds that an...
- 6 cancer myths-busted. Kronish, Elisa; Baker, Liz; Kane, Kristin; Mantica, Ana // Self;Oct2005, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p106
Focuses on several myths of breast cancer. Claims of researchers that deodorants can cause breast cancer; Decision of physicians to conduct a mastectomy to cancer patients; Facts about the efficacy of mammogram.
- Breast reconstruction and post-mastectomy radiation practice. Chen, Susie A.; Hiley, Crispin; Nickleach, Dana; Petsuksiri, Janjira; Andic, Fundagul; Riesterer, Oliver; Switchenko, Jeffrey M.; Torres, Mylin A. // Radiation Oncology;2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1
Purpose: The goal of this study was to explore the perspectives and practice of radiation oncologists who treat breast cancer patients who have had breast reconstruction. Methods: In 2010, an original electronic survey was sent to all physician members of the American Society of Radiation...
- Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Jan2004, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p25
The article discusses a case filed by a patient against her physician for failure of a proper and timely diagnosis of breast cancer. History of the consultations and laboratory tests done to the patient are detailed. After being diagnosed at Stage III cancer, the patient underwent chemotherapy...
- Misconduct relating to fatal breast lump. Yeats, Jodi // New Zealand Doctor;8/23/2006, p5
The article reports on the decision of the New Zealand Health Practitioners' Disciplinary Tribunal that physician Ajit Johri is guilty of professional misconduct for failure to take the necessary action to address the lump in the breast of a pregnant patient. The doctor failed to reexamine the...
- Lumpectomy or mastectomy? E.B. // Medical Update;Mar98, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p6
Presents results of a study on the survival of women with early-stage breast cancer published in the medical journal `Cancer.' Possibility of longer survival for patients who had lumpectomies than with mastectomy subjects; actors that affect women's decisions in the performance of lumpectomy or...
- Prophylactic Mastectomy: Obstacles and Benefits. Lynch, Henry T.; Lynch, Janue F.; Rubinstein, Wendy S. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;11/7/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 21, p1586
Editorial. Focuses on the effects of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy on breast cancer. Use of high-risk criteria to identify familial or hereditary status; Application of genetic testing to examine BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers; Role of hereditary factors.
- I Chose Mastectomy. Biddle, Donna // Today's Christian Woman;Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p48
Relates the story of the author experiencing mastectomy in the United States. Details on the health condition of the woman after the breast cancer surgery; Encouragement of friends and families before and after the operation; Hardships felt after the surgery.
- Review confirms lumpectomy as safe as mastectomy. Godlee, Fiona // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/2/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7018, p1451
Reports that lumpectomy is as safe as mastectomy according to a worldwide review of randomized controlled trials of treatment of early breast cancer. Trial organized by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project; Scientific and political controversy about the trial; Reduction of...