Items Tagged ‘mastectomy’

May 17, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

    May 17, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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April 26, 2013

Smaller margins too close for comfort in breast cancer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Small surgical margins can mean big trouble for patients with breast cancer, said investigators at the annual Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium.  A retrospective study of outcomes for 2,377 women who underwent either breast-conserving therapy or mastectomy revealed that margins less than 2 mm resulted in a substantial risk of residual disease for all […]

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Tags: breast-conserving therapy, Dr. Erin Garvey, mastectomy, OBGYN News, small surgical margins, Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium

October 20, 2009

I’m 27 and about to have a double mastectomy

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

It took a few tablespoons of my blood, a six-week wait to determine the results and only an instant to change my world.   “I’m afraid I have bad news,” my oncologist said.   Even though I’m a healthy 27-year-old woman right now, I’m going to have both my breasts removed as a preventative measure […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, mastectomy

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