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Black women were more likely to benefit than white women if treated at an earlier disease stage but less likely at a later stage.
The clinical significance of many of the inherited mutations that can now be identified remains unclear.
Many women facing breast cancer surgery are not given the option of “going flat” or are met with pushback from their surgeons.
Kami Rivera faced Stage III breast cancer treatment with confidence knowing her Maine stable was in good hands.
Many women have reported experiencing pushback from surgeons after asking for a flat closure post-mastectomy.
More young women with breast cancer choose mastectomy over breast-conserving surgery but there may be sexual and psychosocial costs.
Faster recovery is a common reason women with breast cancer forgo reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
Many cancer survivors who undergo mastectomy can’t afford reconstruction surgery. But help is available.
Breast cancer recurrence and death among women who underwent breast-sparing surgery have decreased since the mid-1990s.
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