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07/13/23 | BY: Wendy Univer
Studies show some people don't start and many quit HTs that reduce risk of recurrence, due to intolerable side effects; communication with your provider is key to making informed treatment decisions.
Better Access to Surgery Information May Improve Reconstruction Decision Making
An study suggests that even while some state laws are mandating changes in the way doctors discuss the safety of breast implants and the pros and cons of having immediate or delayed reconstruction, gaps in education still remain.
Making Decisions About Breast Cancer Surgery, Insight, Fall 2014
Not all people have a choice when it comes to breast cancer surgery. If you do, many factors, such as lifestyle, concern about the cancer returning, and how your breasts affect your body image are likely to guide your decision.
Radiation Therapy After Breast Implant Reconstruction Associated With Lower Levels of Well-Being
According to research, women who have breast implant reconstruction, followed by radiation therapy, are not as happy with the results and report lower levels of well-being than women who have the same reconstruction without radiation therapy.
Q&A: Dr. Jennifer Klemp Answers Questions About PALB2 Research
A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine looked at harmful mutations, or changes in the DNA of a cell, found on the PALB2 gene. The study found that, like BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, PALB2 mutations greatly increase a person’s chance of getting breast cancer.
Is an Aromatase Inhibitor with Ovarian Suppression Better for Premenopausal Women?
Treating hormone receptor-positive breast cancer with an aromatase inhibitor, or AI, usually used only in postmenopausal women, significantly reduced breast cancer return in premenopausal women when used with ovarian suppression, according to the preliminary reports of two combined studies.
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