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Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy News

Offering centralized breast cancer treatment can improve processes for breast reconstruction care. By establishing a comprehensive breast health center, one provider was able to dramatically reduce the time it took for patients to schedule breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Composed of multidisciplinary teams of physicians dedicated solely to breast health care, comprehensive breast health centers deliver improved patient care by housing these providers in one location for the purpose of streamlining breast cancer care. One breast health center recently attempted to measure these improvements in a case study published November 2014 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

How collaborative care can improve treatment

In this case study, outcomes for patients treated at […]

By | February 2, 2015|Categories: Breast Surgery|Tags: |0 Comments

Breast Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery

A New Study on Breast Cancer Patients Pursuing Cosmetic Surgery after Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is an important part of breast cancer treatment with the purpose of restoring a woman’s form and self-esteem. A new study presented at the annual meeting for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in San Diego found that many women who have had breast reconstruction go on to have other cosmetic surgical procedures such as body contouring or facial rejuvenation to further improve their self-image.

In this study, out of University of Pennsylvania and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, researchers looked at 1,214 women who had breast reconstruction between 2005 and 2012. Of these […]

By | October 31, 2013|Categories: Breast Surgery|Tags: , |0 Comments
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