While age is a factor in breast cancer surgery options, your overall health is a much more important factor in the decision-making process. Many women wonder: will age affect my breast cancer surgery decision? Just as your breast cancer is unique to you, so are your treatment decisions. One factor [...]
I’ve recently been diagnosed with DCIS; what are my treatment options? Once you’ve been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, your doctor will discuss potential treatment options with you. Often, these include lumpectomy or conservative breast surgery, says Dr. Rick Baehner, Director of Pathology at Genomic Health. Following [...]
Returning to work after breast cancer surgery varies from patient to patient. Breast cancer surgery can take a huge physical toll on the body, which requires rest and care for proper healing. Many women have questions about when they will be able to return to work after breast cancer surgery. [...]
There are many options for breast reconstructive surgery. In Dr. Randall Craft’s case, he generally discusses two specific reconstruction options: implants and tissue expander, and autologous. An implant-based reconstruction involves the placement of a tissue expander at the time of a mastectomy. From there, the expander is used to gradually make room for an implant. An autologous procedure involves using the body’s tissues.
What is implant reconstruction? Implant reconstruction is a shorter operation than it would be through using the body’s own tissues — but when are the implants placed? Is revision surgery necessary? With an implant reconstruction, a tissue expander is placed at the time of the mastectomy. Over time, it is [...]
In recent years, there has been significant breast reconstruction progress. From implants to technology, recent advances in breast reconstruction have resulted in cosmetic benefits and a decreased morbidity rate. Gummy bear implants, which hold their own shape, are increasing in popularity, and implants that more resemble a woman’s anatomical shape [...]