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2016 Personal Breast Cancer Surgical Activity Analysis

Category: Healthcare News
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Choosing your breast cancer surgeon is a very important decision, as not only may it influence the range of surgical options you are offered, but your breast surgeon acts as the “gatekeeper” to your entire specialist multidisciplinary breast cancer treatment team. (1) It is useful and informative for breast surgeons to regularly undertake a formal […]

2015 Personal Breast Cancer Surgical Activity Analysis

Category: Healthcare News
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It is useful and informative for breast surgeons to regularly undertake a formal assessment and analysis of their surgical activity for breast cancer, and in my opinion, this information should ideally be available to existing and potential patients. Choosing your breast cancer surgeon is a very important decision, as not only may it influence the […]

Breast Screening: The Debate Between Supporters and Sceptics Continues

Category: Healthcare News
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Decades after mammographic breast screening programs were established, their value continues to be subject to hot debate, primarily about the magnitude and nature of the benefits and harms. The battle rests mainly on the chance of saving a life compared with the risk of “over diagnosis”, defined as the diagnosis of a cancer that would […]

How dense are you? New research shows that not all dense breasts pose an increased cancer risk.

Category: Healthcare News
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Women who are found to have dense breasts on a normal mammogram are sometimes encouraged to undergo further imaging to check for breast cancer, but a new US study shows that more than half of these women are at not at high risk and recommends that other risk factors should be considered before further investigation. […]

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Safe as More Radical Surgical Options

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Women with early-stage breast cancer who choose to preserve the nipple during mastectomy have similar survival and recurrence rates as women who undergo standard or skin sparing surgery, according to research presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons in Florida. Concerns have in the past existed about nipple-sparing mastectomy […]

What Patients Want

Category: Healthcare News
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In the romantic comedy, “What Women Want”, Mel Gibson played a somewhat chauvinistic advertising executive, who after a fluke accident, gained the ability to hear what women were thinking, and what women really wanted. The result surprised and shocked him. I feel the same way about American research examining what patients say they want most […]

Types of Breast Cancer Blog

Category: Healthcare News
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Blogs (and other social-interactive media) are changing the dissemination and reception of health information for both the public and health professionals and are now a major part of how online visitors consume information, interact online and make decisions about healthcare. According to a 2006 report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 39% of […]

Why Should a Breast Cancer Surgeon Blog?

Category: Healthcare News
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As an experienced breast cancer surgeon, I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and keep up to date with all the current research developments in my field. Why not share that knowledge with a wider audience? A doctor’s job after all is to share their expertise and to help patients execute their advice. As […]

Social Media and the Breast Cancer Surgeon

Category: Healthcare News
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The term social media encompasses social networking sites, blogs, collaborative services, content hosting sites and virtual communities. Social media includes all forms of electronic communication through which users create and engage in online communities to share ideas and other information and comprise a number of online and mobile resources that provide a forum for the […]

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