Study shows breakthrough in breast reconstruction for women with breast cancer
Aug 3, 2011
A new study has come out with some new breast cancer health news that may be interesting to any person that has been diagnosed with the disease. The report, which was title "One-Stage Immediate Breast Reconstruction With Implants" and published in "Annals of Plastic Surgery," found a way for women to have a double mastectomy with customized breast, and have very minimal scars to show for it.
This new breakthrough will give the women affected a chance to have natural looking breasts after only one surgery. The researchers studied 43 women, which received an overwhelming good result.
Reconstruction has come a long way for women who suffer from the illness. In the early 1990s, a two-stage option that involved tissue-expansion became available but it was quite painful. Now, women will only need one surgery to fight the disease.
One out of eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. In just 2010 alone, there were 250,000 new cases of breast cancer cases in the U.S.