Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: current perspectives Katharine Yao,1 Mark Sisco,2 Isabelle Bedrosian3 1Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, 2Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, 3Department of Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA Abstract: There has been an increasing trend in the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in the United States among women diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer, particularly young women. Approximately one-third of women ,40 years old are undergoing CPM in the US. Most studies have shown that the CPM trend is mainly patient-driven, which reflects a changing environment for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The most common reason that women choose CPM is based on misperceptions about CPM’s effect on survival and overestimation of their contralateral breast cancer (CBC) risk. No prospective studies have shown survival benefit to CPM, and
Some women whove been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in one breast choose to have that breast and the other healthy breast removed -- a double mastectomy. Removing the other healthy breast is called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The healthy breast usually is removed because of understandable fear that a new, second breast cancer might develop in that breast. More and more women whove been diagnosed are opting for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy -- in the late 1990s, between 4% and 6% of women who were having a mastectomy decided to have the other healthy breast removed. More recently, between 11% and 25% of women having a mastectomy decided to have contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. In particular, more women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger are deciding to have the other healthy breast removed. Some doctors are concerned that too many women are choosing the very aggressive step of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy during or shortly ...
A recent study reporting the absolute 20-year survival benefit from contralateral prophylactic mastectomy was less than 1% for women with stage I and II breast cancer without BRCA mutations runs counter to common perceptions about the risk of contralateral breast cancer among these women and the benefits of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.1 (Earlier studies about perceptions of contralateral breast cancer and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy are referenced in the current study.). The less than 1% survival benefit was found among all subgroups studied-by age, estrogen receptor status, and cancer stage-although contralateral prophylactic mastectomy was more beneficial among younger women, those with stage I disease, and those with estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, according to the report, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.1 The stated aim of the study was "to provide projected long-term survival information by using a stimulated Markov model for ...
A Q and A with Barry Douglas, MD, FACS Q. Recently, several high profile personalities have had bilateral prophylactic mastectomies and breast reconstruction. Their decisions were based in part on genetic markers for breast cancer that has brought this type of surgery and breast reconstruction very much into the public eye. What can be done to restore a womans breasts after this preventative surgery? A. A woman may choose to have bilateral prophylactic mastectomies (the preventative removal of both breasts) because she has either: 1) a first degree family member with breast and/or ovarian cancer 2) a deleterious (disease-causig) mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene 3) she may have a high-penetrance mutation in one of several other genes associated with breast cancer risk such as TP53 or PTEN. The decision to have this surgery is never easy. Many women with these markers or strong family history have a great deal of anguish as they wonder if and when their breasts are going to declare war on them. This
Following a positive test result, 18% of women previously affected with unilateral breast cancer had a CPM. Women affected with breast cancer at a younger age, particularly those with positive genetic test results and higher cancer-specific distress, are more likely to choose CPM than women who rece …
Association between unilateral or bilateral mastectomy and breast cancer death in patients with unilateral ductal carcinoma Shailesh Agarwal,1 Lisa Pappas,2 Jayant Agarwal3 1Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2Huntsman Cancer Institute, Biostatistics Core, 3Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Background: Utilization of bilateral mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer is increasing despite cost and surgical risks with conflicting reports of survival benefit. Current studies evaluating death after bilateral mastectomy have included patients treated both with breast conservation therapy and unilateral mastectomy. In this study, we directly compared breast cancer–specific death of patients who underwent bilateral or unilateral mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer using a matched cohort analysis.Methods: This was an observational study of women diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer from 1998 through 2002, using
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... involves removal of a breast in order to avoid developing cancer in that breast. It may be performed in conjunction with a standard mastectomy on the other side for breast cancer, or on both sides (bilateral) for patients at high risk of developing breast cancer.. The options for prophylactic mastectomy are removal of the nipple and areola in addition to the underlying breast tissue, or removal of the breast tissue with preservation of the nipple and areola. This technique would often be performed in conjunction with breast reconstruction, and preservation of the nipple/areola complex will result in an improved cosmetic outcome.. Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 95% or more. Preservation of the nipple and areola may have an increase in risk of developing breast cancer compared with nipple/areola removal by approximately 1-2%. This risk needs to be balanced against the improved cosmetic result of preserving the nipple on ...
Clinical research in the field of breast cancer surgery shows that skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) maximizes breast skin preservation and significantly improves the symmetry and natural appearance of reconstructed breasts.. SSM removes breast tissue along with the nipple and areola but leaves most of the breast skin in place. This approach to mastectomy, which retains most of the breast skin and minimizes scarring on the breast, is now widely accepted as oncologically sound in most cases, and when combined with immediate breast reconstruction, makes possible realistic and pleasing results.. Although there are exceptions, most women undergoing treatment for breast cancer and those undergoing prophylactic mastectomy (including BRCA gene mutation carriers) are candidates for SSM surgery. Women seeking even more realistic appearing breasts after mastectomy and reconstruction may want to consider nipple-sparing mastectomy.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Trends in the application of postmastectomy radiotherapy for breast cancer with 1 to 3 positive axillary nodes and tumors ≤5 cm in the modern treatment era. T2 - A retrospective Korean breast cancer society report. AU - Chang, Jee Suk. AU - Choi, Jung Eun. AU - Park, Min Ho. AU - Jung, Sung Hoo. AU - Choi, Byung Ock. AU - Park, Hyung Seok. AU - Park, Seho. AU - Kim, Yong Bae. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Despite high-level evidence, the benefit of postmastectomy RT in these patients in recent years has not been fully elucidated. We investigated postmastectomy radiotherapy (RT) use and evaluated clinicopathologic and treatment factors influencing RT use in Korean women with pT1-2N1 breast cancer. We identified women diagnosed with pT1-2N1 breast cancer between 1994 and 2009 using the Korean Breast Cancer Registry. Factors associated with RT use were evaluated using logistic regression analysis. The median follow-up was 95 months. Of the 6196 women, 11.9% underwent ...
Modified radical mastectomy remains the standard therapeutic surgical operation for breast cancer in most parts of the world. This retrospective study reviews mastectomy for management of breast cancer in a surgical oncology division over a ten year period. We reviewed the case records of consecutive breast cancer patients who underwent mastectomy at the Surgical Oncology Division, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan between November 1999 and October 2009. Of the 1226 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients over the study period, 431 (35.2%) patients underwent mastectomy making an average of 43 mastectomies per year. Most patients were young women, premenopausal, had invasive ductal carcinoma and underwent modified radical mastectomy as the definitive surgical treatment. Prior to mastectomy, locally advanced tumors were down staged in about half of the patients that received neo-adjuvant combination chemotherapy. Surgical complication rate was low. The most frequent operative complication was seroma
The medical journal Medical Care recently published a study which found that mastectomy patients whose treatment teams included a plastic surgeon were more likely to undergo breast reconstruction.
This release is available in Spanish.. HOUSTON - A preventive procedure to remove the unaffected breast in breast cancer patients with disease in one breast may only be necessary in patients who have high-risk features as assessed by examining the patients medical history and pathology of the breast cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Their findings, published in the March 1, 2009 issue of Cancer, may help physicians predict the likelihood of patients developing breast cancer in the opposite breast (contralateral breast cancer), stratify risk and counsel patients on their treatment options.. "Women often consider contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) not because of medical recommendation, but because they fear having their breast cancer return," said Kelly Hunt, M.D., professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at M. D. Anderson and lead author on the study. "Currently it is very difficult to identify which patients are at enough ...
Young women with breast cancer often overestimate their risk of developing cancer in the other breast-and also tend to overestimate the protective effect of removing the second breast, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.. Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States alone. Some women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer will eventually develop a second breast cancer in the opposite breast. This is referred to as a contralateral breast cancer. In order to mitigate the risk of developing contralateral breast cancer, some women undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM)-preventive removal of the healthy breast. In fact, data suggests that more and more women are making this choice-and the trend is pronounced among younger women. The question remains, though, whether CPM is necessary or beneficial.. Women who have had breast cancer are at a slightly higher risk of developing cancer in the ...
2016 Annual Meeting: Breast Reconstruction Trends in the Setting of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy: An Evaluation of the National Cancer Data Base from 2004-2013
Mastectomy has been utilized in the surgical management of patients with breast cancer for centuries. It was William Stewart Halsted who popularized the technique of radical mastectomy after his initial publication in the mid-1890s.1 Halsted believed that breast cancer spread from the primary tumor in the breast parenchyma to the regional lymph node basins and then to distant sites. He felt that this sequential progression of spread could be halted if all of the breast tissue, skin, chest wall musculature, and regional lymphatics were resected. In addition to the extensive chest wall resection, the Halsted radical mastectomy included removal of the level I, II, and III axillary lymph nodes. Halsteds initial publication reported a 5-year survival rate of 40% and a local-regional control rate of 73%. The extended radical mastectomy was introduced to include internal mammary nodal dissection based on retrospective comparisons showing improved survival with the more extensive procedure. A ...
A preventive, or prophylactic, mastectomy in women without a personal history of breast cancer is the surgical removal of both breasts after a surgeon and patient, in consultation with a genetic counselor, have determined that a womans risk factors put her at high risk for developing breast cancer.. High-risk women who undergo prophylactic mastectomy can reduce their risk of developing the disease by about 90 percent, based on data reported almost 10 years ago in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Breast cancer was diagnosed in three of 214 high-risk women [1.4 percent] who received prophylactic mastectomy, compared with 156 of 403 sisters [38.7 percent] who did not undergo prophylactic mastectomy.). But there is no procedure that can guarantee 100 percent protection since the disease can begin in a small amount of tissue remaining in the breast. In addition, breast tissue can be found on the chest wall, under the armpit, and below the collarbone.. According to breast surgeon Virgilio ...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mastectomy rates among US women with breast cancer are not on the rise, despite recent studies from three major cancer centers...
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After mastectomy, up to 90 % of patients develops seroma in the cavity. The treatment is puncture, which is a small operation, but many patients have to come several times, and there is a risk of infection. In some cases further treatment can be postponed.. Preventing seroma to develop would be an improvement in the treatment of breast cancer patients operated with mastectomy.. An earlier study found that the seroma production was significant lower in the group who had Prednison injected directly into the cavity.. In this study the patient are divided into two groups: patients who have mastectomy and axillary dissection and patients who have mastectomy and Sentinel Node operation. Each group are examined separately.. Using Prednison in patients after operation could be a potential risk, but correct injection into the cavity will seldom give systemic side effects. ...
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Women who have breast reconstruction after an elective mastectomy are satisfied with their decision, have low complication rates and 98 percent would do it again, reports a study in Julys Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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Prophylactic mastectomy, or preventive mastectomy, is considered when an individual is very high-risk for breast cancer. It is an emotional, personal decision...
For breast cancer patients, there are three common surgical interventions: bilateral mastectomy (the removal of both breasts), unilateral mastectomy (the removal of the affected breast), and lumpectomy (the selective removal of cancerous tissue within the breast) plus radiation.
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Oops, I did it again. As in two original breasts, four total mastectomies. Think of that when ordering a double double coffee at Tims. After the shock of the first two mastectomies, undergoing another two was - well - a shock. I mean, who has four mastectomies? Decker, I negotiated with my partner, since you have two nipples to…
New York plastic surgeon Dr. Sharon McLaughin-Weber who herself had a double mastectomy after a lymphoma diagnosis at the age of 13, has launched a new line if lingerie aimed at helping breastless women feel sexy and attractive.. Written by Chris White. The lingerie line which is especially licensed for breastless women, is designed to accommodate a variety of prosthetics, scared tissue and other features associated with mastectomies.. The new line of mastectomy-friendly clothing comes after a Change.org petition was submitted to the Victorias Secret, asking the fashion brand to design similar lingerie however, despite amassing at least 120,000 signatures the brands directors decided not to go along with the petition claiming that the creation of such garments was, "complicated and truly a science".. Speaking to Fashionista, McLaughin-Weber said: "I hope that one of my bikini designs will be featured in Sports Illustrated and be worn by a model that has had a mastectomy. She can be every bit ...
Prophylactic or risk-reducing mastectomy is carried out to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are at high risk of developing the disease.
LIFE CHANGING EVENT: MASTECTOMY THE DIAGNOSIS: You have cancer…a solemn diagnosis that no one wants to hear. If that werent bad enough, now the doctor is saying that both breasts need to be removed. New data show that mastectomies have increased 36% from 2005 to 2013 per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Doctors may recommend a mastectomy to remove the cancerous breasts. Sometimes women chose to have both breasts removed because they carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. THE OPTIONS: So what are your options? Doctors may recommend different treatment plans. These treatment plans depend on the doctors education and experience, the type.. Read More >> ...
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Mastectomy is a procedure to remove the tissue of one or both breasts if cancerous cells have been found. Following the mastectomy recovery period, a patient may choose to have breast reconstruction surgery.
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MARISSA HOWARD-MCNATT: So Im a surgeon, so I figured this time wed talk about some of our basic surgical principles, lumpectomy and mastectomy. So one thing I wanted to start with is what I like, surgical history. So well go back in time and see how they treated breast cancer in the past. In the past, they really didnt know what to do with it-- were talk talking the 1500s. Ambroise Pare, who talked about local agents put on the breast and Versalius who knew more about circulation. But he talked about actually excising areas in the breast. And then Lorenz Heister talked about resection and he even removed muscle in the ribs. And James Syne talked about wide excision. He actually added something we know is important, which is removing the lymph nodes. But really, breast cancer treatment, the grandfather that we all think of in surgery, the grandfather of surgery, is Halsted. And Halsted came in the era when general anesthesia had started and he came up with the radical mastectomy. It truly ...
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Women with breast cancer who have a double mastectomy are at higher risk of certain complications than those who have a single mastectomy, though the overall complication rate associated with breast cancer surgery is small.
nipple and artistic tattooing for women who have had mastectomies and/or reconstructive breast surgery.. "I have seen firsthand the transformation that takes place when clients take this final step in their recovery," said Shane. "I want to help cancer warriors reclaim what they have lost.". Juanita Williams, photographed to the right is one of the women Shane has helped transform. Juanita, single mother of four first found out she had breast cancer when she was only 25 years old and seven months pregnant with her third child. She had a mastectomy on her left breast and gave birth to her daughter a month early, due to the stress after surgery. Her daughter weighed only 4lb 6oz. That was in July of 1987.. 24 years later, in 2010, she got breast cancer in her right breast and began the battle again.. Now a two-time survivor, she sought out Shanes tattooing services to cover her scars into a masterpiece of beauty. Juanita chose the angel wings for all her sisters who lost their battles.. "This ...
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To follow Denise4Health click this link. Read Denises latest update on her breast cancer journey below. So here I am one week post mastectomy. My surgery consisted of Modified Radical Mastectomy of the left breast and lymph node dissection of 14 lymph nodes. One week post surgery I am feeling far better physically and emotionally…
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