Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumor recurrence

One of the largest global studies in the field of anesthesia, in which the MedUni Vienna has participated, showed that, following curative breast cancer surgery under regional anesthesia, the risk of recurrence was not reduced in comparison to general anesthesia with opioids. These data disprove the assumption that anesthesia might have a negative impact on breast cancer recurrence. The results […]

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In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here Are Some Moving Quotes From Real Survivors

In 2019, it’s estimated that roughly 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer, and it’s estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. These women are your co-workers, your friends, your sisters, your mothers. […]

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Immunotherapy drug could help women with aggressive breast cancer

Immunotherapy drug could halt the return of the ‘most aggressive form of breast cancer’ and ‘save thousands of lives’ Women with triple negative breast cancer were given the drug Keytruda  Keytruda was taken alongside chemo to shrink tumours before surgery More than 60% of the patients showed no sign of cancer after the operation An immunotherapy drug could prevent a […]

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Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients

Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. In the study, 100 patients were tested regardless of whether they met the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Among the 14 patients who did […]

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Women who developed cancer linked to breast implants take legal action

Twenty British women who developed a rare form of cancer linked to their breast implants launch legal action against surgeons and manufacturers Textured implants are thought to cause breast implant-associated lymphoma More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the condition in the UK Many are taking legal action to cover removal surgery and ‘personal distress’  Twenty women in the […]

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AI reveals new breast cancer types that respond differently to treatment

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to recognise patterns in breast cancer—and uncovered five new types of the disease each matched to different personalised treatments. Their study applied AI and machine learning to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal crucial differences among cancers that had previously been lumped into one type. The new study, led by a […]

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Allergan Issues Worldwide Recall of Textured Breast Implants

Allergan is recalling some of its textured breast implants and tissue expanders due to the risk of cancer. The FDA requested today that Allergan recall specific models of its textured breast implants due to the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, a rare type of cancer of the immune system. Following the FDA's announcement, Allergan issued […]

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Mother’s told she looked like a ‘corpse’ after breast implants

Mother of four, 27, is left ‘like a walking corpse’ after 32F breast implants left her ‘without any energy and feeling faint and fuzzy’ Alyssa Kirk went from a 32C to a 32F in 2016 to boost her confidence  Six months later, she began experiencing memory loss and random fainting  Her health got worse until she was bed-bound from January […]

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