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September 2000
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Infectious Complications Following Breast Reconstruction With Implants

The role of tissue expanders and implants in breast reconstruction following mastectomy is well established. In general, implant reconstruction is a two-stage process in which the temporary tissue expander is positioned followed a few months later by removal of the expander and insertion of a permanent implant. This procedure can be performed immediately following mastectomy or on a delayed basis. This form of breast reconstruction is usually well tolerated with high patient satisfaction; however, premature removal of the tissue expander or permanent implant has been demonstrated to occur in 2 to 10 percent of cases.
by Maurice Nahabedian, MD
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Bias in Treating Older Breast Cancer Patients

According to a report just released by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, and simultaneously published in the journal Cancer, elderly women with early-stage breast cancer are not being offered the same range of treatment options as their younger counterparts.
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Research Review

Radiation Therapy and Risk of Second Tumor

Women's Attitudes About Mammography

New Drug Combination May Help Advanced Breast Cancer

DNA Testing and Prophylactic Surgery in High-Risk Women

Body Fat Distribution, Weight Gain, and Breast Cancer Survival

Breast-Conserving Therapy for Larger Tumors

Other Features

Marketing Mammograms to the Masses

Conflicting Studies on Radiation for Breast Cancer

Taking Advantage of Clinical Trials

 


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