What is a TRAM flap for breast reconstruction?

TRAM Flap Reconstruction Women have many choices when it comes to breast reconstruction following removal of breast cancer.  Some of the options include implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue-based reconstruction. One of the more popular autologous tissue-based reconstruction options is the TRAM flap. The TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) is a tissue flap procedure that […]

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New Law Requires Hospitals To Inform Breast Cancer Patients Of Breast Reconstruction Options

While breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is covered by insurers in New York, many poor, minority, and less educated women do not seek out the procedure. Now, NY Gov. David A. Paterson has signed into law a bill that is aimed at reversing this trend. “A disproportionate number of women who are at a socioeconomic […]

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Stop Cancer 5K Run/Walk…I just registered; you can too.

In partnership with STOP CANCER, I.C.O.N./Cure for a Cause and Krav Maga Worldwide/The Marni Fund will be holding a 5K Run/Walk with proceeds benefiting cancer research at UCLA, USC and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The collaboration of a rapidly growing international hair care products company, a unique and world-renowned self-defense organization, all in […]

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Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.

Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than in the past. In particular, recent evidence has confirmed that mammograms offer substantial benefit for women in their 40s. Women […]

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Mammography Guidelines for Women with Breast Implants

Women with breast implants should follow the same American Cancer Society (ACS) program of recommended mammograms as women without breast implants. However, due to the implant, several special mammography views must be taken to allow visualization of both the breast tissue and the implant. For this reason, diagnostic mammography is usually performed on patients with […]

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What is Stop Cancer?

Stop cancer is a non-profit, philanthropic organization dedicated to helping find a cure for cancer by funding cancer research at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers. The focus of the organization is to provide grants to scientists who are engaged in innovative cancer research and its subsequent clinical applications. History of Stop Cancer Philanthropist, […]

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