Women have New Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

tiffany267:

Not strictly “feminism” but it’s certainly a women’s issue which is being aided by ………. *drumroll* CAPITALISM! :D

Originally posted on Black America Web:

CHICAGO (AP) — Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results.

It has led to a new specialty — “oncoplastic” surgery — combining oncology, which focuses on cancer treatment, and plastic surgery to restore appearance.

“Cosmetics is very important” and can help a woman recover psychologically as well as physically, said Dr. Deanna Attai, a Burbank, Calif., surgeon who is on the board of directors of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Its annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month featured many of these new approaches.

And they’re in the news today — actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had both breasts removed preventively because she carries a gene…

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