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Breast cancer patients should know their reconstructive options

Breast cancer patients should know their reconstructive options

According to the Centers for Disease Control, aside from that of the skin, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and more than 40,000 patients died from the disease in 2006. With the number of women undergoing treatment, The Huffington Post reports that it is crucial that women know all their options for breast reconstruction.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
December 21, 2010
Workshop aims to help cancer patients transition after treatment

Workshop aims to help cancer patients transition after treatment

Tanja Nielsen has had a difficult two years. After doctors discovered she had breast cancer in 2008, the single mother underwent aggressive treatment that included treatment and surgery while continuing to be a single mother. Since then, the South Carolina native has since turned to a program at a local hospital that will help her recover emotionally from the stress of her treatment, South Carolina-based newspaper The Post and Courier reports.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
November 18, 2010
Surgeon facing lawsuit for raising legitimate questions

Surgeon facing lawsuit for raising legitimate questions

A UK plastic surgeon expressed doubt in a newspaper article as to whether Rodial Limited's Boob Job cream can be as effective as the company claims, and now she is facing a libel lawsuit from the company, reports The Guardian.

The doctor’s concern stems from the fact that the cream's manufacturer has not released any details from the studies they claim to have performed. She says that it is not a matter of whether or not it will take business away from her, but instead is a  matter of safety for patients.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
November 11, 2010
Women prefer silicone over saline, study finds

Women prefer silicone over saline, study finds

Results of a new study show that women who received silicone breast implants after undergoing a mastectomy are generally happier with their results than those who were given saline implants, The New York Times reports.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
November 9, 2010

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