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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Toward the end of Hughes' cancer treatment, which included chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, and radiation, the couple learned they were accepted by an adoption agency.
The mum-of-two had undergone several rounds of gruelling chemotherapy treatment, a bilateral mastectomy and breast implants at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
In this case and as one way to reduce her risk for another breast cancer, prophylactic bilateral mastectomy is usually offered.
"The final part of my book shares with the reader my personal journey of undergoing a risk-reducing BSO and bilateral mastectomy to reduce my risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
In a multi-institution review of 346 BRCA carriers undergoing either bilateral mastectomy or contralateral mastectomy with nipple-areola sparing there were no cases of breast cancer, whereas, based on models, 22 would have been expected (4).
Health insurance plans will have to cover follow-up preventive cancer screenings if a woman has had a bilateral mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis.
A Fairfax County jury concluded the oncologist had missed signs of a growing tumor in the chest of a female patient being followed after a bilateral mastectomy. The jury reportedly heard evidence of the doctor's dishonesty in recordkeeping before returning a verdict of $20.5 million, according to the plaintiff's lawyers.
Berlot underwent radical bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction after being diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago.
Waite had a bilateral mastectomy and lymph node removal and immediate reconstruction.
We identified all women of age 16-80 years with no known prior history of breast cancer who underwent bilateral mastectomy between 2004 and 2014 (Australian data were not available for second half of 2014) for one of the following reasons--a prophylactic breast resection encounter, personal or family history of gynecologic malignancy, family history of breast cancer, or genetic susceptibility to breast/ovary malignancy.
I had five months of chemo, a bilateral mastectomy [removing all breast tissue] and took Herceptin for a year before I got the all-clear.

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