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If you are told you need a surgical breast biopsy, ask why

If you are told you need a surgical breast biopsy, ask why

Dr. Stephen R. Grobmyer, director of the breast cancer program at the University of Florida in Gainesville, was surprised when he kept seeing patients referred from other hospitals who had undergone surgical biopsies.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
March 14, 2011
Good news for some breast cancer patients

Good news for some breast cancer patients

Removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit may not be necessary in all breast cancer patients, according to a new study paid for by the National Cancer Institute.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
March 8, 2011
Breast implants are not your only choice after mastectomy

Breast implants are not your only choice after mastectomy

Elizabeth Anderson, breast cancer survivor, is very pleased with her new breasts. Anderson was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2009 at age 46. She had both breasts removed the very next month.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
February 24, 2011
Doctors emphasize rarity of ALCL cases linked to breast augmentation

Doctors emphasize rarity of ALCL cases linked to breast augmentation

A recent report by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that women who receive breast implants may be at a higher risk of developing a form of lymphoma.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
February 1, 2011
New "gummy-bear" breast implants scrutinized by many

New "gummy-bear" breast implants scrutinized by many

A new type of breast implant that was initially expected to be approved by the FDA has recently come under scrutiny. The firmer type of implant, known as "gummy-bear" implants, have many medical professionals concerned, according to The Orange County Register.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
January 31, 2011

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