bilateral mastectomy

bilateral mastectomy

The excision of both breasts, usually in the context of prophylaxis for a woman with BRCA1 mutations and multiple blood relatives with breast cancer.

bilateral mastectomy

Surgery The excision of both breasts usually for CA. See Mastectomy, Prophylactic mastectomy.
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Increased Postoperative Complications in Bilateral Mastectomy Patients Compared to Unilateral Mastectomy: An Analysis of the NSQIP Database.
Charlotte underwent her bilateral mastectomy operation with reconstruction in May at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and was delighted when tests showed no sign of further disease.
Last week, with my husband by my side, and the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma.
Bilateral mastectomy has been associated with reduced cancer incidence in women with BRCA1, BRCA2, or other high-risk gene mutations.
The increase was largely attributable to a rise in bilateral mastectomy for unilateral, early-stage disease, which increased from 5.
She was due to have a bilateral mastectomy in May as preventative surgery, and in April, a month before she was due to have the operation, they diagnosed her with breast cancer.
Over the course of the next year, she endured two additional lumpectomies, one bilateral mastectomy, one BRCA2 gene mutation found, two ovaries removed and months of physical therapy and chemotherapy treatments, spending much of her time going in and out of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Lead scientist Dr Lead scientist Dr Allison Kurian, from Allison Kurian, from Stanford University, Stanford University, said: "The average said: "The average patient who has patient who has bilateral mastectomy will have no better survival than the average patient who has lumpectomy plus radiation.
Two weeks later, she was scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy following immediate reconstruction.
In the survey, researchers canvassed 123 women age 40 or younger who had undergone a bilateral mastectomy despite having cancer in only one breast.
She also disclosed her very personal decision to have preventative bilateral mastectomy, at the age of 37, to reduce her risk of breast cancer, which she was informed was 87%.
Diagnosed in mid-December of 2012, the thirty-something mother of two has since undergone a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, taken time to recover and is now willing to share her journey in anticipation of turning her experience into a positive.

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