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January 2000

New Techniques for Breast Reconstruction

Some centers across the U.S. perform a technique for breast reconstruction following mastectomy called the TRAM (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous) flap. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a breast using a woman’s own tissues rather than inserting an implant. A muscle from the abdomen (the rectus abdominis muscle) and the attached skin and fat are rotated up into the chest to create a breast.
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Clinical Trial to Evaluate New Technique for Breast Cancer Screening

A clinical trial is underway in several centers across the U.S. and Europe to evaluate a new approach to screening for breast cancer.
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Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: A Woman's Choice

Women diagnosed with breast cancer are confronted with many decisions regarding management. One of the decisions is whether or not to proceed with breast reconstruction following mastectomy.
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Research Review

Second Opinions Cut Misdiagnosis

Elderly Underrepresented in Cancer Studies

Predicting Breast Cancer Risk from Benign Biopsies

Black Breast Cancer Patients at Greater Risk

Complementary Approaches

Greens, Vitamin B12 May Lower Cancer Risk

FDA to Increase Regulations for Dietary Supplements


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