Showing posts with label Breast Cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breast Cancer. Show all posts

Mastectomies Carried Out Breast Cancer

A healthcare facility is re-examining mastectomies carried out on more than 500 many forms of cancer of the chest people after it was found a doctor was testing with an misguided approach.

Solihull Hospital in the Western side Midlands has approached about 500 females and are trying to arrive at another 70 who were taken care of by one of its skilled doctors, Ian Paterson.

The hospital's manager, Lisa Thomson, said a evaluation of chest treatments in 2007 found that Mr Paterson was using a different approach from that normally used by the hospital's doctors.

'An external review highlighted that this was not a usual procedure and that Mr Paterson had not followed guidelines to introduce a new technique,' Miss Thomson said.

She said Mr Paterson stopped the procedure in 2007 following orders from the Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital.

Now the trust has begun a review of women who had mastectomies under his care from when he joined the hospital in 1998 up to 2007.

'Some of the women - not all of them he treated - thought they had a full mastectomy but in fact they have tissue remaining,' Miss Thomson said.

'He is being investigated and has been excluded from working at the hospital.'
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Giuliana Rancic Has Breast Cancer

Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic said Monday she has breast cancer at an early stage - and then came out of his way to thank husband Bill Rancic to let her cry and the baby she did not even have to be more likely to save his life.

E! Entertainment host Giuliana and Bill original "The Apprentice" winner attempted to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization, a journey chronicled on their reality show, "Giuliana & Bill." After two failed IVF attempts, finished last season Giuliana Rancic show to return to a third round of fertility treatments.

This time, however, insisted the doctor 36 years receives a first mammogram, she said Monday on "Today" show.

She went ahead with the recovery of egg IVF treatment, and exploring. And then came the bad news.

"They called me the next day and said: 'We need to come back, we see something." "Rancics has since been postponed for a third attempt pregnancy before he completed his treatment, including surgery next week and then 6 and a half weeks of radiation.

When the praises of her husband to support her and let her cry when she needs to cry, also thanked the child they are expecting in the future. "I truly believe that God took care of me," he said, and that there was a sort of "master plan" behind the failure of his previous attempts at in vitro fertilization, including one that ended in abortion spontaneously after eight weeks.

"I'm not going to give up," said Rancic. "I want the child. That child has saved my life."
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Participate Breast Cancer Walk

breast cancer walk
There is a breast cancer walk from different backgrounds held by non-profit organization in the United States. The trip was planned in two days. But it is itself a part of the fundraising event to show appreciation to those who suffer from breast cancer.

People who participate in the Avon walk must spend the night at some place called Wellness Village. Then walk the next day. When participants spend the night, are given the opportunity to approach the other participants. This event is also necessary to strengthen the bond between members. In addition, they also have the opportunity to enjoy the fun and learn the comprehensive breast cancer.

Participants walk Avonden are good people involved in women with breast cancer. It may be the number one killer for every woman in this world. Breast cancer is a terrible threat. They can show their participation in raising funds for the Foundation. Each participant must pay $ 1800 and $ 65 for expenses regristration.

Avon Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1955. It is itself divided into domestic violence and breast cancer. The reputation of this series is well known, because it is involved in the treatment of hard work, research and diagnosis of breast cancer, as opposed to.
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Breast Cancer Statistics Facts

Breast Cancer Statistics Facts
National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to end breast cancer through action and defense. NBCC members are committed to achieving this goal by 2020. Here are some statistics that speak of the need to stop this deadly disease:

  • The National Cancer Institute estimates that a woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. This risk was about 1 in 11 in 1975 (ACS, 2010).
  • On January 1, 2008, in the United States there were approximately 2,632,005 women alive who had a history of breast cancer (SEER, 2011).
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S, after lung cancer. Approximately 39,970 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease in 2011 (ACS, 2011).
  • Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. It is estimated that 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the U.S. in 2011. In addition to invasive cancers, 57,650 new cases of in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed; approximately 49,003 of which will be ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Approximately 2,140 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among U.S men (ACS, 2011).
  • The incidence of breast cancer declined from 1999 to 2003, with the greatest decline among white women. Incidence rates have remained relatively stable since 2003 (SEER, 2011).
  • According to the SEER data from 2001-2007, approximately 90% of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer were still living five years after getting the disease; among black women, approximately 77% were still living five years after getting the disease (SEER, 2011).
  • Older women are much more likely to get breast cancer than younger women. From 2004-2008, the median age for a breast cancer diagnosis was 61 years of age. Approximately 0.0% were diagnosed under age 20; 1.9% between 20 and 34; 10.2% between 35 and 44; 22.6% between 45 and 54; 24.4% between 55 and 64; 19.7% between 65 and 74; 15.5% between 75 and 84; and 5.6% 85+ years of age. (SEER, 2011).
  • Combining all age groups, white (non-Hispanic) women are more likely to develop breast cancer than black women. However, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women (ACS, 2010).
  • Between 1994 and 2003, the mortality rate for women of all races combined declined by 2.4% annually. In white women, breast cancer mortality declined by 2.5% annually. In black women, mortality declined by 1.4% annually during the same period (NCI, 2006).
  • Mortality has declined faster for women under the age of 50 (by 3.2% annually), regardless of race/ethnicity (ACS, 2011).
  • The current methods of treatment in use in the United States are surgery (mastectomy and lumpectomy), radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy (ACS, 2011).
  • Mammography screening does not prevent or cure breast cancer. It may detect the disease before symptoms occur. It may also lead to over diagnosis and over treatment (Nelson et al, 2009).
  • Mammography screening has led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The diagnosis was relatively rare before the early 1980's and the widespread use of mammography. Today, approximately one woman is diagnosed with DCIS for every four women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (Allegra et al, 2010).
  • All women are at risk for breast cancer. Only 5-10% of those with breast cancer have inherited a mutation in the known breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) and 90-95% of breast cancer cases do not involve these inherited mutations. (ACS 2010; NCI 2006).
  • Factors that increase a woman's risk of breast cancer include older age, genetic factors, family history of breast or ovarian cancer, long menstrual history, null parity (having no children), older than 30 years of age at first full-term pregnancy, daily alcohol consumption, use of combined postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT), postmenopausal obesity and ionizing radiation. Factors that decrease a woman's risk of breast cancer include breast-feeding and physical activity (exercise) (ACS, 2010).
  • There is some new data to suggest that these risk factors have less influence among Hispanic women. According to results of the 4-Corners Breast Cancer Study, Hispanic women with breast cancer were more likely than white women with breast cancer to have characteristics associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, such as younger age at first birth, having more children, less hormone use, and less alcohol consumption (Hines et al, 2010).
  • Higher breast density has been shown to be associated with the risk of breast cancer. It was found that the rate of breast cancer was almost four times greater in those with extremely dense breast tissue as opposed to those with fatty breast tissue. It is important to remember that since mammography is less sensitive in detecting breast cancer for dense breasts, the effect of breast density may be somewhat underestimated (Barlow et al, 2006).
  • Studies on chemo preventive agents tamoxifen and raloxifene were not adequately designed to determine their impact on the prevention of breast cancer for healthy women, nor are the studies long enough to assess long term side effects and impact on mortality (Vogel et al, 2010).

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