More breast cancer survivors are forgoing reconstruction and embracing implant-free bodies

A silicone gel breast implant. More breast cancer survivors are embracing the body-positive approach and forgoing implants. Nina Katayama has had "something like a thousand appointments" since a 3-D mammogram revealed an aggressive form of breast cancer that had already spread to her lymph nodes. The 51-year-old Minneapolis woman [...] Click here to view [...]

How researchers are restoring sensation via implant to breast cancer survivors

Schematic illustration of the concept for a breast reconstructed using an implant. Credit: Lindau and Bensmaia About half of Prof. Stacy Lindau's patients over the last decade have had breast cancer and express new difficulties with sexual function during and after treatment. That's now several hundreds of women. "One [...] Click here to view [...]

What does delaying cancer surgery mean for patients?

It is expected that the United States would experience around 60,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the country braces for its worst week, the capacity of the health system is already strained . While taking care of COVID-19 patients is a priority, there is another group of patients [...] Click here to view [...]

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Association between shoulder range of motion and pain catastrophizing scale in breast cancer patients after surgery

Researchers examined the link of pain catastrophizing with shoulder pain in patients with decreased shoulder range of motion in the postoperative period. Among 53 patients who underwent surgery due to breast cancer, the group with limited shoulder range of motion exhibited the median pain catastrophizing scale value of 27 [...] Click here to view [...]

Natural Tissue Versus Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Knowing the Differences

Breast Cancer Around 80% of women who opt for reconstruction after losing a breast to mastectomy elect to reconstruct with implants rather than the superior natural tissue reconstruction, according to Dr. Constance Chen , a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast specialist in New York City. 1 “Many women who [...] Click here to view [...]

Ink Rx?: Welcome to the camouflaged world of paramedical tattoos

Mar 5, 2020 at 8:38 AM HECKER, Ill. — The first fingernail tattoo started off as a joke by a man who lost the tips of two fingers in a construction accident in 2018. But that shifted after Eric Catalano, an auto finance manager turned tattoo artist, finished with [...] Click here to view [...]

The link between fat cells and cancer: New evidence on how to lower your risk

Illustration/Getty Images Kiwi scientists are shedding new light on how fat feeds cancer cells – work that has important implications for the role of weight loss and exercise in cancer prevention and treatment. Christchurch office manager Teresa Clifton’s weekly schedule would make most retirees crave a lie-down. At 69, [...] Click here to view [...]

What to expect after a breast cancer diagnosis, including breast cancer stages and treatments

If you, or someone you know, has received a breast cancer diagnosis, it's likely you feel incredibly overwhelmed and have lots of questions about what happens next. It’s important to remember the resources which are available to support you through your breast cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, including your [...] Click here to view [...]

Individualized pelvic physical therapy decreases incontinence, pain in post-prostatectomy patients

For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study from UT Southwestern's Departments of Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation suggests that may not be the best approach. The study examined records from [...] Click here to view [...]