The US Preventative Services Task Force recommends that routine mammography screenings start at age 50, rather than at age 40, but other groups vehemently argue that this practice would result in more women being diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer as opposed to earlier when the cancer is presumably in a more treatable form.
The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who choose a double mastectomy is on the rise, but this procedure doesn’t boost survival compared with breast-conserving surgery plus radiation, according to a new study.
In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie told the world that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of her increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women who were referred for genetic counseling doubled!
PSP catches up with John Pedersen, MD, and Breast Oasis in our first-ever Where Are They Now feature.
Population-wide screening of Ashkenazi Jews for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations may help identify women at high risk who would not have been identified by screening based only on family or personal history of cancer, a new study suggests.
The AirXpanders AeroForm tissue expander may prove to be a viable alternative for some women pursuing breast reconstruction. PSP explores the new technology here.
The global wellness market is now worth $3.4 trillion, making it nearly three times larger than the $1 trillion* worldwide pharmaceutical industry.
New guidelines from The AAD call for a more proactive approach to the management of adult and pediatric atopic dermatitis.
Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS, a board-certified reconstructive plastic surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery (plastic surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, discusses the growing role of fat grafting to the reconstructed breast.
The Structured Assessment of Robotic Microsurgical Skills (SARMS) score provides a new, standardized tool for evaluating trainees’ skill and performance as they gain experience with robotic microvascular surgery.