Mastectomy, how to prepare? My experience

You must have a mastectomy? My observations, my tricks, my experience, the more neglected elements and the general advice before a general anesthesia with hospitalization. In short, what you need to know to properly plan the mastectomy day and convalescence in order to live this period as best as possible. Continue readingMastectomy, how to prepare? My experience

A few remarks about breast cancer screening

A few remarks about breast cancer screening From time to time, I hear comments from the general public about the minimum age to be included in the breast cancer screening program, the proposed frequency and breast self-examination. I would therefore like to make a few remarks on these subjects. Breast Continue readingA few remarks about breast cancer screening

Predictors of persistent pain after breast surgery

A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association examines the factors associated with the risk of persistent pain, defined by more than two months, following surgery for breast cancer. They reviewed and analyzed 30 studies involving a total of 19,813 patients. They found several factors: a younger Continue readingPredictors of persistent pain after breast surgery

Inflammatory breast cancer and breast reconstruction

Immediate or delayed rebuild ? Immediate reconstruction is not recommended for inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) for several reasons: the recurrence rate is high and it is important to be able to monitor the breast area; reconstruction may make it more difficult to detect a recurrence; the risk of complication (eg Continue readingInflammatory breast cancer and breast reconstruction

Treatments : standard of care for inflammatory breast cancer

The therapeutic tools are the same as for other forms of breast cancer. What changes with inflammatory breast cancer is the order of treatments, the type of operation proposed and the size of the area to be irradiated. Here is the standard of care for stage 3 inflammatory breast cancer: Continue readingTreatments : standard of care for inflammatory breast cancer