The effectiveness of the combination of axillary reverse mapping and lymphaticovenous bypass in reducing lymphedema risk in breast cancer patients has made it the standard of care for women undergoing axillary lymphadenectomy at Cleveland Clinic.
Researchers found no risk of cancer recurrence from autologous fat grating after breast reconstruction, but fat necrosis, a benign complication, can present as a lump.
The Breast Center is conducting a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of combination Exparel/Marcaine given as a field block to reduce postoperative pain in mastectomy patients and decrease the need for narcotic use.
Fertility preservation in breast cancer: A recent study suggests that more discussion may be needed at the time of diagnosis. A majority of women informed of the options sought further consultation.
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For some patients, the use of single-dose intraoperative radiation therapy in conjunction with breast conservation surgery is a good option to traditional postsurgical external beam whole-breast irradiation.
Single-dose intraoperative radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer reduces exposure to healthy tissue and significantly reduces treatment time. How is it being used in North America, and how are patients faring? Cleveland Clinic is leading a retrospective study to find out.
Leading researchers recently gathered at Cleveland Clinic to review promising developments in breast cancer treatment, including new drugs for HER2+ and ER+ metastatic disease and preserving fertility during chemotherapy.