- Trastuzumab plus adjuvant chemotherapy for operable HER2-positive breast cancer
Edward H Romond
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, Pittsburgh, USA
N Engl J Med 353:1673-84. 2005
..We present the combined results of two trials that compared adjuvant chemotherapy with or without concurrent trastuzumab in women with surgically removed HER2-positive breast cancer...
- Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast
Harold J Burstein
Division of Medical Oncology and the Department of Medicine, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 350:1430-41. 2004
- Gene expression in histologically normal epithelium from breast cancer patients and from cancer-free prophylactic mastectomy patients shares a similar profile
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, MA, USA
Br J Cancer 102:1284-93. 2010
..between breast cancer patients and usual-risk controls undergoing reduction mammoplasty (RM), and that gene expression in NlEpi from cancer-free prophylactic mastectomy (PM) samples from high-risk women would resemble HN gene expression.
- Is the benefit of postmastectomy irradiation limited to patients with four or more positive nodes, as recommended in international consensus reports? A subgroup analysis of the DBCG 82 b&c randomized trials
Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Radiother Oncol 82:247-53. 2007
..A subgroup analysis of the DBCG 82 b&c trials was performed to evaluate the loco-regional recurrence rate and survival in relation to number of positive nodes...
- Recurrence and mortality dynamics for breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy according to estrogen receptor status: different mortality but similar recurrence
Department of Medical Oncology, IRCCS Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
Cancer Sci 101:826-30. 2010
..Both recurrence and death were considered in a series of 771 patients undergoing mastectomy. ER status was available for 539 patients...
- Granulomatous lobular mastitis: a complex diagnostic and therapeutic problem
Department of General Surgery, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey
World J Surg 30:1403-9. 2006
..The purpose of this study is to evaluate diagnostic difficulties and discuss the outcome of surgical treatment in a series of 21 patients with granulomatous lobular mastitis...
- Lymphedema and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: the Iowa Women's Health Study
Rehana L Ahmed
Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0392, USA
J Clin Oncol 26:5689-96. 2008
..The impact of lymphedema or related arm symptoms on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in breast cancer (BrCa) survivors has not been examined using a large population-based cohort...
- Lung carcinoma after radiation therapy in women treated with lumpectomy or mastectomy for primary breast carcinoma
Lydia B Zablotska
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
Cancer 97:1404-11. 2003
Prior studies have demonstrated that women who receive adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) after mastectomy for breast carcinoma have an increased risk of a second primary lung carcinoma after 10 years, but, to the authors' knowledge, the ..
- Breast cancer among the oldest old: tumor characteristics, treatment choices, and survival
Mara A Schonberg
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon, Office 202, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:2038-45. 2010
..Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare data set from 1992 to 2003 to examine tumor characteristics, treatments (mastectomy, breast-conserving surgery [BCS] with radiation therapy or alone, or no surgery), and outcomes of women age 80 ..
- The oncological safety of skin sparing mastectomy with conservation of the nipple-areola complex and autologous reconstruction: an extended follow-up study
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Ann Surg 249:461-8. 2009
To find out if skin sparing mastectomy (SSM) and nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) with immediate autologous reconstruction as safe in oncological terms as modified radical mastectomy (MRM).
- Locoregional failure 10 years after mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy with or without tamoxifen without irradiation: experience of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Clin Oncol 17:1689-700. 1999
..failure and how selected prognostic and treatment factors affect the risks of locoregional failure (LRF) after mastectomy in breast cancer patients with histologically involved axillary nodes treated with chemotherapy with or without ..
- Psychological reactions, quality of life, and body image after bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in women at high risk for breast cancer: a prospective 1-year follow-up study
Department of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska University Hospital, S 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
J Clin Oncol 26:3943-9. 2008
..of women having increased risk for breast cancer before and 6 months and 1 year after bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM), and to compare preoperative expectations of the operation with postoperative reactions concerning the ..
- Increasing mastectomy rates among all age groups for early stage breast cancer: a 10-year study of surgical choice
Anthony E Dragun
Department of Radiation Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Breast J 18:318-25. 2012
..surgical options for early stage breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ include breast conserving surgery or mastectomy. We analyzed factors that influence the receipt of mastectomy and resultant trends over time...
- Do patients and providers agree about the most important facts and goals for breast reconstruction decisions?
Clara N Lee
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7195, USA
Ann Plast Surg 64:563-6. 2010
Decisions about breast reconstruction after mastectomy are some of the most difficult decisions a breast cancer patient makes...
- Current trends in breast reconstruction: survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2010
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
Ann Plast Surg 70:103-10. 2013
..We conducted a retrospective survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons to ascertain the current trends in breast reconstruction (BR)...
- Prospective analysis of psychosocial outcomes in breast reconstruction: one-year postoperative results from the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcome Study
E G Wilkins
Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109 0340, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 106:1014-25; discussion 1026-7. 2000
..among both patients and providers have led a growing number of women to seek breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Although investigators have documented the psychological, social, emotional, and functional benefits of breast ..
- Impact of breast surgery on survival in patients with distant metastases at initial presentation: a systematic review of the literature
Department of Surgery, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, P O Box 90153, 5200 ME, s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Breast Cancer Res Treat 120:9-16. 2010
..In order to provide a definite answer on whether local tumor control in patients with primary metastatic disease improves survival, a randomized controlled trial comparing systemic therapy with and without breast surgery is needed...
- Clinicians' concerns about decision support interventions for patients facing breast cancer surgery options: understanding the challenge of implementing shared decision-making
Lisa J M Caldon
Department of Oncology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Health Expect 14:133-46. 2011
..in interventions that provide support for patients facing challenging decisions, such as the choice between mastectomy and breast conservation surgery for breast cancer. However, it is difficult to implement these interventions...
- Prevalence of and factors associated with persistent pain following breast cancer surgery
Department of Breast Surgery, Rigshospitalet 2101, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
JAMA 302:1985-92. 2009
..The pathogenic mechanisms are complex and may be related to patient characteristics, surgical technique, and adjuvant therapy...
- Differences in risk factors for local and distant recurrence after breast-conserving therapy or mastectomy for stage I and II breast cancer: pooled results of two large European randomized trials
A C Voogd
Eindhoven Cancer Registry, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
J Clin Oncol 19:1688-97. 2001
Risk factors for local and distant recurrence after breast-conserving therapy and mastectomy were compared to define guidelines for the decision making between both treatments.
- Randomized clinical trial investigating the use of drains and fibrin sealant following surgery for breast cancer
P K Jain
Department of Surgery, Scarborough General Hospital, Woodland Drive, Scarborough YO12 6QL, UK
Br J Surg 91:54-60. 2004
..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of drains and fibrin sealant on the incidence of seroma formation...
- Post mastectomy adjuvant radiotherapy in breast cancer: a comparision of three hypofractionated protocols
Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology INMOL, Wahdat Road, Lahore, Pakistan
J Pak Med Assoc 59:282-7. 2009
..To compare three hypofractionated protocols in postmastectomy cancinoma breast in terms of local control, toxicity and work load...
- Quality of life at the end of primary treatment of breast cancer: first results from the moving beyond cancer randomized trial
Patricia A Ganz
School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 96:376-87. 2004
..We investigated the baseline psychosocial status of women enrolled in a randomized trial testing two psychosocial interventions for women at the end of primary treatment...
- Recurrence after mastectomy for ductal carcinoma in situ
Laura N Godat
Surgical Oncology Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
Am Surg 75:592-5; discussion 595-7. 2009
b>Mastectomy has long been a standard option for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). It is preferentially chosen by some women and may be suggested for individuals with recurrent, multifocal, or multicentric disease...
- Postmastectomy radiotherapy: clinical practice guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
J Clin Oncol 19:1539-69. 2001
..VALIDATION: Seven outside reviewers, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Health Services Research Committee members, and the ASCO Board of Directors reviewed this document...
- Toxicity at three years with and without irradiation of the internal mammary and medial supraclavicular lymph node chain in stage I to III breast cancer (EORTC trial 22922/10925)
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer EORTC, Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Acta Oncol 49:24-34. 2010
..We present the toxicity reported until year 3 after treatment...
- The cognitive sequelae of standard-dose adjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast carcinoma: results of a prospective, randomized, longitudinal trial
Jeffrey S Wefel
Department of Neuro Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Cancer 100:2292-9. 2004
..A prospective, longitudinal trial that incorporates baseline neuropsychologic evaluations is necessary to determine to what extent cognitive dysfunction is attributable to chemotherapy in this population...
- Complications in postmastectomy breast reconstruction: two-year results of the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcome Study
Amy K Alderman
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Michigan Medical Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 109:2265-74. 2002
In this study, the effects of procedure type, timing, and other clinical variables on complication rates in mastectomy reconstruction were prospectively evaluated...
- Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, HER-2, and response to postmastectomy radiotherapy in high-risk breast cancer: the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Arhus Sygehus, Noerrebrogade 44, Building 5, 2, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
J Clin Oncol 26:1419-26. 2008
- Randomized multicenter trial of sentinel node biopsy versus standard axillary treatment in operable breast cancer: the ALMANAC Trial
Robert E Mansel
Department of Surgery, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
J Natl Cancer Inst 98:599-609. 2006
- Complete excision of primary breast tumor improves survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis
Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva
J Clin Oncol 24:2743-9. 2006
..In this population-based study, we evaluate the impact of local surgery on survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis...
- Patient involvement in surgery treatment decisions for breast cancer
Steven J Katz
Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 300 N Ingalls, Ste 7E12, Box 0429, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
J Clin Oncol 23:5526-33. 2005
High rates of mastectomy and marked regional variations have motivated lingering concerns about overtreatment and failure to involve women in treatment decisions...
- Boost radiotherapy in young women with ductal carcinoma in situ: a multicentre, retrospective study of the Rare Cancer Network
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
Lancet Oncol 7:652-6. 2006
..Outcome data in young women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are rare. The benefits of boost radiotherapy in this group are also unknown. We aimed to assess the effect of boost radiotherapy in young patients with DCIS...
- Factors associated with local recurrence after skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction for invasive breast cancer
Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Ann Surg 235:814-9. 2002
To examine the incidence of local recurrence (LR) and factors associated with it in a population of patients who underwent skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) and immediate reconstruction for invasive carcinoma.
- Concurrent validity of upper-extremity volume estimates: comparison of calculated volume derived from girth measurements and water displacement volume
Joy R Karges
Department of Physical Therapy, Division of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, 414 E Clark St, Vermillion 57069, USA
Phys Ther 83:134-45. 2003
..The purpose of this study was to determine the concurrent validity of calculated volume and water displacement volume measurements...
- Expression of metalloproteases and their inhibitors in primary tumors and in local recurrences after mastectomy for breast cancer
Jose M del Casar
Unidad de Investigacion, Fundación Hospital de Jove, Gijon, Spain
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 136:1049-58. 2010
To investigate the expression of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and their inhibitors (TIMPs) in patients who develop local recurrence (LR) after mastectomy.
- Patterns of locoregional failure in patients with operable breast cancer treated by mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy with or without tamoxifen and without radiotherapy: results from five National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project randomized c
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Operations and Biostastical Centers, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, PA, USA
J Clin Oncol 22:4247-54. 2004
To assess patterns of locoregional failure (LRF) in lymph node-positive (LN+) breast cancer patients treated with mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy (+/- tamoxifen) and without postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) in five National ..
- Evaluation of a local anaesthesia regimen following mastectomy
Department of Surgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
Anaesthesia 59:664-7. 2004
..irrigation of axillary wound drains on postoperative pain during the first 24 h following a modified Patey mastectomy (mastectomy with complete axillary node clearance)...
- Neuropathic pain following breast cancer surgery: proposed classification and research update
Beth F Jung
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 604, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Pain 104:1-13. 2003
- Risk reducing mastectomy: outcomes in 10 European centres
D G R Evans
Central Manchester and Manchester Children s University Hospitals NHS Trust, St Mary s Hospital, Manchester, M13 0JH, UK
J Med Genet 46:254-8. 2009
..Increasingly women at high risk of breast cancer are opting for risk reducing surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this approach in women at high risk in both carriers and non-carriers of BRCA1/2...
- A woman's influence to choose mastectomy as treatment for breast cancer
Tiffany T Fancher
Department of Surgery, Saint Mary s Health System, Waterbury, CT 06706, USA
J Surg Res 153:128-31. 2009
Over a 10-y period at our community hospital, more than 50% of women 40 y of age and younger underwent a mastectomy as first line breast cancer treatment...
- Postmastectomy radiation improves local-regional control and survival for selected patients with locally advanced breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and mastectomy
Eugene H Huang
Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Clin Oncol 22:4691-9. 2004
To evaluate the efficacy of radiation in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and mastectomy.
- Are patients making high-quality decisions about breast reconstruction after mastectomy? [outcomes article]
Clara N Lee
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7195, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 127:18-26. 2011
Variation in rates of breast reconstruction after mastectomy has raised concerns about the quality of decisions about reconstruction...
- Effect of breast conservation therapy vs mastectomy on disease-specific survival for early-stage breast cancer
Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
JAMA Surg 149:267-74. 2014
To our knowledge, there are no recent studies that directly compare survival after breast conservation therapy (BCT) vs mastectomy.
- Correlates of referral practices of general surgeons to plastic surgeons for mastectomy reconstruction
Amy K Alderman
Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0340, USA
Cancer 109:1715-20. 2007
..In this study, the authors used data from a large physician survey to examine factors associated with general surgeons' propensity to refer breast cancer patients to plastic surgeons prior to mastectomy.
- Mastectomy trends for early-stage breast cancer: a report from the EUSOMA multi-institutional European database
Carlos A Garcia-Etienne
Breast Unit, Humanitas Cancer Center, Milan, Rozzano, Italy EUSOMA Data Centre, Turin, Italy
Eur J Cancer 48:1947-56. 2012
Recent single-institution reports have shown increased mastectomy rates during the last decade...
- A multi-institutional analysis of the socioeconomic determinants of breast reconstruction: a study of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Caprice K Christian
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, and Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Ann Surg 243:241-9. 2006
..To determine the rate of postmastectomy reconstruction and investigate the impact of socioeconomic status on the receipt of reconstruction...
- Breast cancer and sexuality
Lorraine A Sheppard
University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Breast J 14:176-81. 2008
..A diagnosis of breast cancer brought some relationships closer. Mastectomy by disturbing body image did obliterate sexual relationships for a significant period of time...
- Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction is an acceptable treatment option for patients with high-risk breast carcinoma
Kevin J Downes
Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Cancer 103:906-13. 2005
Skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) followed by immediate reconstruction is an effective treatment option for patients with early-stage breast carcinoma, but its use in patients with more advanced disease is controversial.
- Determining the oncological risk of autologous lipoaspirate grafting for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction
Unità Operativa Chirurgia Plastica e Centro Ustioni, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, Verona, Italy
Aesthetic Plast Surg 34:475-80. 2010
..windows in a homogeneous population of 137 patients who underwent fat tissue transplant after modified radical mastectomy. Median follow-up time was 7...
- Breast conserving therapy versus mastectomy for stage I-II breast cancer: 20 year follow-up of the EORTC 10801 phase 3 randomised trial
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Brussels, Belgium
Lancet Oncol 13:412-9. 2012
The EORTC 10801 trial compared breast-conserving therapy (BCT) with modified radical mastectomy (MRM) in patients with tumours 5 cm or smaller and axillary node negative or positive disease...
- The gross anatomy of the extrathoracic course of the intercostobrachial nerve
Department of Anatomical Sciences, St George s University, Grenada
Clin Anat 19:106-11. 2006
..e., mastectomy, axillary clearance). However, a limited number of scientific reports explore the surgical anatomy of this nerve...
- The activity and safety of electrochemotherapy in persistent chest wall recurrence from breast cancer after mastectomy: a phase-II study
Luca G Campana
Sarcoma and Melanoma Unit, Veneto Region Oncology Research Institute IOV IRCCS, University of Padova, Via Gattamelata, 64, 35128 Padua, Italy
Breast Cancer Res Treat 134:1169-78. 2012
..Thirty-five patients with cutaneous CWR after mastectomy who experienced progression despite re-irradiation and extensive systemic treatments were administered bleomycin-..
- Computer-based learning module increases shared decision making in breast reconstruction
Bernard T Lee
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 17:738-43. 2010
..We hypothesize that a computer-based learning module for breast reconstruction increases patient involvement in the decision-making process...
- Increasing readiness to decide and strengthening behavioral intentions: evaluating the impact of a web-based patient decision aid for breast cancer treatment options (BresDex: www.bresdex.com)
Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Wales Cancer Trials Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Patient Educ Couns 88:209-17. 2012
..To undertake a quantitative evaluation of a theory-based, interactive online decision aid (BresDex) to support women choosing surgery for early breast cancer (Stage I and II), based on observations of its use in practice...
- Association between treatment with brachytherapy vs whole-breast irradiation and subsequent mastectomy, complications, and survival among older women with invasive breast cancer
Grace L Smith
Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
JAMA 307:1827-37. 2012
..Because results of long-term randomized trials will not be reported for years, detailed analysis of clinical outcomes in a nonrandomized setting is warranted...
- Development and trends of surgical modalities for breast cancer in China: a review of 16-year data
Ke Da Yu
Department of Breast Surgery, Cancer Hospital Cancer Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200032, People s Republic of China
Ann Surg Oncol 14:2502-9. 2007
..Surgery is the most important treatment for nonmetastatic breast cancer; however, the utilization of modern surgical techniques in management of breast cancer in mainland China has not been reported...
- A retrospective cohort study of post mastectomy pain syndrome
W C Smith
Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
Pain 83:91-5. 1999
Post mastectomy pain syndrome is a condition which can occur following breast surgery and has until recently been regarded as uncommon. Recent reports have suggested that it may affect 20% or more of women following mastectomy...
- Physical and psychological morbidity after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer
T F Hack
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
J Clin Oncol 17:143-9. 1999
..Although potential negative side effects associated with ALND are known, we set out to examine whether these side effects contribute significantly to patient reports of quality of life and mental health...
- A single surgeon's 12-year experience with tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction: part II. An analysis of long-term complications, aesthetic outcomes, and patient satisfaction
Peter G Cordeiro
Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 118:832-9. 2006
..A single surgeon's extensive experience with implant-based reconstruction provides an opportunity to evaluate these results in a uniformly treated patient population...
- Risk factors for acute pain and its persistence following breast cancer surgery
Department of Psychology, State University of New York College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, USA
Pain 119:16-25. 2005
- Are mastectomy rates really increasing in the United States?
Elizabeth B Habermann
University of Minnesota andVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:3437-41. 2010
..Institutes of Health Consensus Statement in 1990, breast-conserving surgery (BCS) became more common while mastectomy rates decreased...
- Analysis of complications and patient satisfaction in pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous and deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction
Adeyiza O Momoh
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Ann Plast Surg 69:19-23. 2012
..5% vs. 80.7%, P = 0.0113). Understanding the differences in complications and satisfaction will help physicians and patients make informed decisions about abdominal-based autologous breast reconstruction...
- Body image and sexual problems in young women with breast cancer
Stanford University, USA
Psychooncology 15:579-94. 2006
..The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of body image and sexual problems in the first months after treatment among women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50 or younger...
- Patient-physician concordance: preferences, perceptions, and factors influencing the breast cancer surgical decision
Nancy K Janz
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
J Clin Oncol 22:3091-8. 2004
..The impact of demographic and psychosocial characteristics on patients' decisional role was also examined...
- Theory-based design and field-testing of an intervention to support women choosing surgery for breast cancer: BresDex
Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Group, Wales Cancer Trials Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Patient Educ Couns 86:179-88. 2012
..Design and undertake usability and field-testing evaluation of a theory-guided decision aid (BresDex) in supporting women choosing surgery for early breast cancer...
- Prophylactic mastectomy for the prevention of breast cancer
National Breast Cancer Coalition, 10615 Great Arbor Dr, Potomac, Maryland, USA, 20854
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD002748. 2010
Recent progress in understanding the genetic basis of breast cancer has increased interest in prophylactic mastectomy (PM) as a method of preventing breast cancer.
- Neuroendocrine differentiated carcinomas of the breast: a distinct entity
Ege University School of Medicine Pathology Department, Bornova, Izmir 35100, Turkey
Breast 12:251-7. 2003
..Some primary carcinomas of the breast have been classified as neuroendocrine. In this paper we report on 12 cases of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast displaying common and uncommon histological features...
- Tuberculous mastitis: a disease not to be forgotten
K E Bani-Hani
Department of Surgery, King Abdullah University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:920-5. 2005
..To present our experience with tuberculous mastitis to increase the awareness of surgeons, pathologists and radiologists about this rare disease...
- Breast cancer recurrence dynamics following adjuvant CMF is consistent with tumor dormancy and mastectomy-driven acceleration of the metastatic process
Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
Ann Oncol 16:1449-57. 2005
..The aim of this study was to better understand human breast cancer biology by studying how the timing of metastasis following primary resection is affected by adjuvant CMF (cyclophoshamide, methotrexate, 5-fluorouracil) chemotherapy...
- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer: an increasing trend at a single institution
Natalie B Jones
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 16:2691-6. 2009
An increasing trend in the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for the treatment of unilateral breast cancer has been observed nationally...
- A novel technique for post-mastectomy breast irradiation utilising non-coplanar intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Br J Radiol 83:874-81. 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate if non-coplanar intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the post-mastectomy setting can reduce the dose to normal structures and improve target coverage...
- The increasing use of prophylactic mastectomy in the prevention of breast cancer
Todd M Tuttle
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55424, USA
Curr Oncol Rep 12:16-21. 2010
Selected high-risk women without breast cancer choose to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) to reduce their risk of developing the disease...
- Preoperative fluid and electrolyte management with oral rehydration therapy
Department of Anesthesiology, Kanagawa Cancer Center, 1 1 2 Nakao, Asahi ku, Yokohama, 241 0815, Japan
J Anesth 23:222-9. 2009
- Prophylactic mastectomy in high risk patients: a practice-based review of the indications. Do we follow guidelines?
Derrick J Hoover
Department of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA
Breast Dis 31:19-27. 2010
..The present study analyzed the indications and possible decision-making process leading to PM among 579 patients who underwent mastectomy.
- Effects of mastectomy on shoulder and spinal kinematics during bilateral upper-limb movement
Clinical Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, East Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales 1825, Australia
Phys Ther 90:679-92. 2010
..Shoulder movement impairment is a commonly reported consequence of surgery for breast cancer...
- Nipple-sparing mastectomy for breast cancer and risk-reducing surgery: the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience
Paulo de Alcantara Filho
Breast Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 18:3117-22. 2011
Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has been gathering increased recognition as an alternative to more traditional mastectomy approaches. Initially, questions concerning its oncologic safety limited the use of NSM...
- Surveillance, control, and prevention of surgical site infections in breast cancer surgery: a 5-year experience
Department of Infectious Diseases, National Cancer Institute, Tlalpan, Mexico
Am J Infect Control 37:674-9. 2009
..We analyzed variations in surgical site infections (SSIs) during 5 years of a prospective surveillance program and investigated possible contributors to SSIs in a cohort of patients who underwent surgery for breast cancer...
- Tailoring communication in consultations with women from high risk breast cancer families
E A Lobb
Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
Br J Cancer 87:502-8. 2002
..01) and breast cancer prevention with younger women (P=0.01). Prophylactic mastectomy was discussed more frequently with women with medical and allied health training (P=0...
- Defining the role for autologous breast reconstruction after mastectomy: social and oncologic implications
Warren Matthew Rozen
Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Clin Breast Cancer 8:134-42. 2008
..performed to evaluate the interplay between the psychosocial need for breast reconstruction in patients after mastectomy and the issues surrounding its oncologic safety...
- Comparing two treatment methods for post mastectomy lymphedema: complex decongestive therapy alone and in combination with intermittent pneumatic compression
Breast Research Department, Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
Lymphology 43:25-33. 2010
..that the use of CDT alone, or in combination with IPC significantly reduced limb volume in patients with post mastectomy lymphedema. CDT alone provided better results in both treatment phases...
- Breast cancer recurrence following postmastectomy reconstruction compared to mastectomy with no reconstruction
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Ann Plast Surg 66:466-71. 2011
..This study compares incidence, detection, and management of recurrent breast cancer in a large series of patients treated with mastectomy alone or with mastectomy and various forms of reconstruction.
- The impact of skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in patients with Stage III breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and postmastectomy radiation
Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:e587-93. 2012
The safety and efficacy of skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) with immediate reconstruction (IR) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer are unclear...
- Percent positive axillary involvement predicts for the development of brain metastasis in high-risk patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer receiving post-mastectomy radiotherapy
Ibtisam Lale Atahan
Department of Radiation Oncology, Haceteppe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Breast J 14:245-9. 2008
..the predictive factors for brain metastasis in high-risk breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy after mastectomy. Between January 1994 and 2002, the medical charts of nonmetastatic breast cancer patients receiving post-..
- Applicability of the nipple-areola complex-sparing mastectomy: a prediction model using mammography to estimate risk of nipple-areola complex involvement in breast cancer patients
Amy K Schecter
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Department of General Surgery, New Hyde Park, NY, USA
Ann Plast Surg 56:498-504; discussion 504. 2006
..cancer patients at lowest risk for neoplastic nipple-areola complex (NAC) involvement to offer total NAC-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction...
- Analyzing the risk of recurrence after mastectomy for DCIS: a new use for the USC/Van Nuys Prognostic Index
Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 18:459-62. 2011
Patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who are treated with mastectomy seldom recur locally or with metastatic disease. When patients with DCIS recur with invasive cancer, they are upstaged and their lives are threatened...
- Trends in mastectomy rates at the Mayo Clinic Rochester: effect of surgical year and preoperative magnetic resonance imaging
Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J Clin Oncol 27:4082-8. 2009
..We sought to analyze the trends in mastectomy rates and the relationship to preoperative MRI and surgical year at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
- Long-term follow-up of breast cancer survivors with post-mastectomy pain syndrome
Department of Anaesthesia, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
Br J Cancer 92:225-30. 2005
Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a recognised complication of breast surgery although little is known about the long-term outcome of this chronic pain condition...
- A false positive for metastatic lymph nodes in the axillary region of a breast cancer patient following mastectomy
Department of Breast Oncology, Saitama International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, 1397 1 Yaname, Hidaka, Saitama, Japan
Breast Cancer 18:141-4. 2011
..nodes that were diagnosed by PET/CT and ultrasonography in a 48-year-old breast cancer patient who had undergone mastectomy. The tumors, which were oval shaped and resembled lymph nodes, were detected by ultrasonography...
- Dosimetry around metallic ports in tissue expanders in patients receiving postmastectomy radiation therapy: an ex vivo evaluation
Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Med Dosim 29:49-54. 2004
..Strategies designed to reduce the breast reconstruction complication rate in this clinical setting will need to focus on factors other than adjusting the dosimetry around the tissue expander metallic port...
- Cowden syndrome and reconstructive breast surgery: case reports and review of the literature
Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke s University Hospital, Cambridge, UK
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 64:545-9. 2011
..We briefly describe the syndrome and review management of the risk of CS-associated malignancies. Three cases of bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction are described.
- Prognostic significance of tumor grading and staging in mammary carcinomas with neuroendocrine differentiation
Department of Oral Pathology, Ninth People s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 200011 Shanghai, China
Hum Pathol 42:1169-77. 2011
..Our data suggest that routine evaluation of Ki-67 proliferation index in these unusual tumors may provide more valuable information than mitotic count alone...
- Randomized clinical trial on the preservation of the medial pectoral nerve following mastectomy due to breast cancer: impact on upper limb rehabilitation
Andrea de Vasconcelos Gonçalves
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo Med J 127:117-21. 2009
Systematic modifications to the surgical technique of mastectomy have been proposed with the objective of minimizing injuries to the pectoral nerves and their effects...
- Breast conservation surgery achieving>or=2 mm tumor-free margins results in decreased local-regional recurrence rates
Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 5000, USA
Breast J 12:28-36. 2006
..Based on our findings, cosmetically acceptable tumor-free (>or=2 mm) surgical margins significantly reduce local in-breast and regional lymph node recurrences with fractionated radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy...
- Use of abdominal quilting sutures for seroma prevention in TRAM flap reconstruction: a prospective, controlled trial
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ann Plast Surg 54:361-4. 2005
..Most importantly, there was no significant decrease in the incidence of seroma formation with the use of abdominal quilting sutures in this series...
- Radiotherapy for breast cancer in patients undergoing breast reconstruction or augmentation
Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk, Debinki 7, 80 211 Gdansk, Poland
Cancer Treat Rev 30:671-82. 2004
..To minimize the risk of unfavourable outcome, the techniques and timing of both breast reconstruction and radiotherapy should be given meticulous attention...
- Vocational rehabilitation services for patients with cancer: design of a feasibility study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial among women with breast cancer following surgery
Richard G Kyle
Cancer Care Research Centre, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
Trials 12:89. 2011
..A pilot randomised controlled trial among women with breast cancer has been designed to assess the feasibility of a larger definitive trial of VR services for people with cancer...
- Clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer: 16. Locoregional post-mastectomy radiotherapy
Pauline T Truong
BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre
CMAJ 170:1263-73. 2004
To provide information and recommendations to assist women with breast cancer and their physicians in making decisions regarding the use of locoregional post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT).
- Patterns and correlates of adjuvant radiotherapy receipt after lumpectomy and after mastectomy for breast cancer
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, UHB2C490, SPC 5010, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5010, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:2396-403. 2010
..To use patient self-report to provide more valid estimates of whether radiotherapy (RT) is underutilized than possible with registry data, as well as to evaluate for disparities and the influence of preferences and provider interactions...
- Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing wound infection after breast surgery: a systematic review and metaanalysis
Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
J Am Coll Surg 203:729-34. 2006
- Measuring and managing patient expectations for breast reconstruction: impact on quality of life and patient satisfaction
Andrea L Pusic
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 12:149-58. 2012
..Specifically, we consider how systematic measurement and management of patient expectations may improve patient education, shared medical decision-making and patient perception of outcomes...