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1 year Anniversay of Bilateral Mastectomy by Kara Herron Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:02pm Well, I've kind of been waiting to write this post for awhile. Today is the one year anniversary of my bilateral mastectomy. I can't really believe it's been a whole year. That seems hard to fathom. I've never written about my mastectomy - it's just not something I could write about. But, now I think I should. I've forgotten some of it - mayb ... Read on »
1 year Anniversay of Bilateral Mastectomy by Kara Herron Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm Well, I've kind of been waiting to write this post for awhile. Today is the one year anniversary of my bilateral mastectomy. I can't really believe it's been a whole year. That seems hard to fathom. I've never written about my mastectomy - it's just not something I could write about. But, now I think I should. I've forgotten some of it - ma ... Read on »
Bilateral mastectomy for DCIS by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm DCIS is a precancerous state that involves both breasts. Treatment options for DCIS are mastectomy, breast conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy or BCS alone. Because both breasts are at risk, some experts have suggested bilateral prophylactic mastectomies but guidelines do not recommend it as a standard option. The American Cancer Society ... Read on »
Guest blog: Choosing Breast Reconstruction Following a Mastectomy by WhatNext.com Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 1:15pm Getting hit with a breast cancer diagnosis is hard. Deciding what to do about reconstruction isn't any easier. Guest blogger Jean Campbell runs the popular NoBoobsAboutIt.com , is a two-time breast cancer survivor and former director of the American Cancer Society's New York City Patient Navigator Program. Jean shares with us the key ... Read on »
Updated NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Discourages Prophylactic Mastectomy in Women Other Than Those at High Risk by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 11:03pm /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a recent study finding that an increasing number of women who had cancer in one breast are opting to have the other breast removed, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Breast Cancer discourages prophylactic mastectomy in women except for those considered high risk ... Read on »
Updated NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Discourages Prophylactic Mastectomy in Women Other Than Those at High Risk by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a recent study finding that an increasing number of women who had cancer in one breast are opting to have the other breast removed, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Breast Cancer discourages prophylactic mastectomy in women except for those considered high ... Read on »
LIFE HAS NEVER LOOKED SEXIER POST-MASTECTOMY by 4women Posted Tue 31 May 2011 1:47pm Shortly after my prophylactic mastectomies and then my hair loss, my husband’s job was relocated from Philadelphia to Florida.  Moving to a strange state with no hair AND no breasts, not knowing anyone for emotional support, was difficult at best.  Adjusting to the physical changes in my appearance was even harder in such a warm climate, wher ... Read on »
E! talk show host Giuliana Rancic chooses double mastectomy for breast cancer treatment. Why this is the right choice by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 06 Dec 2011 1:39pm E! talk show host Giuliana Rancic , recently diagnosed with breast cancer (and having failed an attempt to remove the cancer with a lumpectomy) has decided to proceed with bilateral mastectomies and reconstruction for her treatment. Her decision is similar to those made by actress Christina Applegate and comedian Wanda Sykes in recent years. ... Read on »
Tammy's Breast Reconstruction Journey. Part 2 - Making The Decision by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sun 13 Dec 2009 7:09pm by Tammy Carrington After getting over the shock of hearing the “C” word, I began my quest for knowledge. I went into research mode, reading and devouring everything I could lay my hands on. I literally spent the next 30 days reading and gathering all the information that I could find. I found it almost impossible to sleep (getting maybe 2-3 ... Read on »
Texas Bill Mandates Breast Reconstruction Discussion Before Breast Cancer Surgery by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 8:39am Currently only 30% of breast cancer patients are informed of their breast reconstruction options before mastectomy or lumpectomy. New legislation is being proposed in Texas that aims to significantly improve that abysmal statistic for breast cancer patients. Texas House Bill 669 would mandate that doctors inform all breast cancer patients ab ... Read on »