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Mastectomy is surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
Study: Mastectomy does not completely eliminate need for future breast imaging

Study: Mastectomy does not completely eliminate need for future breast imaging

MTF Biologics introduces Flexhd Pliable PRE for pre-pectoral breast reconstruction

MTF Biologics introduces Flexhd Pliable PRE for pre-pectoral breast reconstruction

Common painkiller not effective in controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury

Common painkiller not effective in controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury

New clinical trial evaluates aesthetic results of conservative surgery in breast cancer

New clinical trial evaluates aesthetic results of conservative surgery in breast cancer

Twice-a-year MRI more effective than mammograms for women with genetic breast cancer risk

Twice-a-year MRI more effective than mammograms for women with genetic breast cancer risk

Breast cancer cases among men who were at ground zero on 9/11

Breast cancer cases among men who were at ground zero on 9/11

The after effects of the terror attacks on 11th September 2001 in the United States are still appearing. Around 15 men who were present near the Ground Zero on the fateful day have been diagnosed with rare forms of male breast cancer. Male breast cancer makes up for less than 1 percent of all breast cancers. 

This new data emerges from a client list of a law firm that is specially looking into health cases of those in and around the region on 9/11. There could be many more men who are outside of this data base say experts. Two of the men – Jeff Flynn (65 years old) and John Mormando (51 years old) who were near the zone were initially diagnosed with the cancer and are being treated for it. Both men say that there is no history of breast cancers in their family and they were exposed to toxins on the day.

Flynn was an account manager for a data-storage company Dell EMC and was assigned to Goldman Sachs on Maiden Lane on the fateful day. He was around the region for months after the attack helping Goldman and other financial services firms to set up again.

After a decade, in 2011, he first noticed an abnormality in one of his nipples and was then diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer for which he underwent extensive operations. Soon the cancer returned as a stage 4 cancer. He was awarded compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that helped him pay for his treatment. Mormando was a commodities broker working at the Mercantile Exchange until 2007. He is a triathlete now. Last year he noticed a lump on his chest and was diagnosed with the breast cancer.

Leon Silverstein (89 years old), an Army veteran, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to be operated upon. As a result of the cancer both his breasts had to be removed in a double mastectomy. He used to live near Battery Park near the Ground Zero for 30 years.

Experts believe that apart from those killed during the attacks more people are emerging with long term after effects of the attack. There are over ten thousand individuals who were members of the first responders’ teams for rescue operations or were near the region when the attack took place.

These people have been diagnosed with various forms of cancers due to exposure to the toxins. Over 2000 individuals have ailments that can be attributed to the toxins on that day. The Chief of the fire Department of New York, for example, who was leading the first responder efforts died this June from cancer.

For nursing home patients, breast cancer surgery may do more harm than good

For nursing home patients, breast cancer surgery may do more harm than good

Christiana Care Health System successfully reduces opioid prescriptions

Christiana Care Health System successfully reduces opioid prescriptions

Lumpectomy plus radiation associated with reduced risk of breast cancer death, study finds

Lumpectomy plus radiation associated with reduced risk of breast cancer death, study finds

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Researchers shed light on risks presented by residual disease for younger breast cancer patients

Researchers shed light on risks presented by residual disease for younger breast cancer patients

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

Managing multiple ipsilateral breast cancer with potential new surgical options

Managing multiple ipsilateral breast cancer with potential new surgical options

Researchers examine complications across different types of breast reconstructive surgeries

Researchers examine complications across different types of breast reconstructive surgeries

Researchers evaluate patient satisfaction and well-being after breast reconstruction

Researchers evaluate patient satisfaction and well-being after breast reconstruction

Study: Breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery

Study: Breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery

Scientists collate evidence for mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and modern lives

Scientists collate evidence for mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and modern lives

Breast cancers more likely to spread after surgery finds study

Breast cancers more likely to spread after surgery finds study

Web-based resource helps women with breast reconstruction decisions after mastectomy

Web-based resource helps women with breast reconstruction decisions after mastectomy

Research finds breast lesions in transmen undergoing mastectomy

Research finds breast lesions in transmen undergoing mastectomy