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.
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.
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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.