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Majority of women with BRCA mutations opt for breast reconstruction…

Majority of women with BRCA mutations opt for breast reconstruction after prophylactic mastectomy
This study reports the uptake of breast reconstruction after prophylactic mastectomy in BRCA mutation carriers from eight countries. 1635 patients had prophylactic mastectomies. 990 patients (60.6%; mean age …

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Breast Cancer: Family Matters

From the Surgeonsblog archive, original post date 9/06/06

There’s only been one person I wanted to kill in my office, and it wasn’t my patient, so it shouldn’t count against me. It was her husband. I was talking to her about her newly-diagnosed …

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The Old Man and the C

From the Surgeonsblog archive, original post date 9/9/06
I expressed this particular opinion on another medical site, and was — gently — told I was an old guy, of a generation that was out of touch. It could be true. But having treated …

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Breast Cancer: Scary Tales

From the Surgeonsblog archive, original post date 9/4/06
Here is a truism by which I’ve always stood in my breast practice: an excellent way to investigate a palpable (feelable) breast lump is “fine needle aspiration.” In fact, I’m a bit of a fanatic …