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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Currently, young women with breast cancer and a BRCA mutation frequently are offered bilateral mastectomy, the authors noted.
1) As a result, more and more patients with cancer in one or both breasts are making the difficult decision to undergo a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy to decrease their odds of developing cancer again.
It seems that in patients with the combination of gigantomastia and excessive PTHrP of mammary origin causing hypercalcemia, radical breast reduction and in some cases bilateral mastectomy may be the only option available (10).
com/article/rita-wilson-breast-cancer-double-mastectomy-reconstruction) People magazine in April, telling fans that she had secretly elected to undergo a bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery.
2%) of 160 non-BRCA mutation carriers underwent bilateral mastectomy from 2006 through 2014.
MacAdam, "Lower extremity anterior compartment syndrome complicating bilateral mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: a case report and literature review," Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol.
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.
Bilateral Mastectomy for Successful Management of Chronic Suppurative Mastitis in a Black Bengal doe (Capra hircus).
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.

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