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2019July 31, 2019; Glamour; The Unexpected Loneliness of Premature MenopauseApril 18, 2019; U.S. News & World Report; False Positives, False Negatives in Breast CancerFebruary 4, 2019; safrica2...
Implant Surgery Risks
Like all surgery, implant surgery has some risks. Many of these risks are the same as the risks for mastectomy. However, there are some risks that are unique to implant reconstruction. Scars: No m...
Completely Removing Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma Is Best Treatment
In January 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported a possible link between both saline and silicone breast implants and a very rare form of lymphoma -- anaplastic large-cell lymp...
FDA Updates Warning on Link Between Textured Breast Implants and Rare Cancer
On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its 2011 warning about a link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer: anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. Because ...
FDA Warns Two Breast Implant Makers About Lack of Long-Term Studies, Will Review Implant Safety
On March 19, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers because the companies had not conducted the post-approval long-term safety st...
Experts Conclude Link Between Breast Implants, Rare Lymphoma Likely
In January 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of lymphoma: anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). ...
FDA Reports Possible Link Between Breast Implants and Rare Lymphoma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reported a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of lymphoma -- anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) -- in tissue near the...
Study Estimates Risk of Rare Cancer From Breast Implants
In March 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its warning about a link between breast implants and a very rare type of cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). The ...
Formal Treatment Guidelines Developed for Rare Cancer Linked to Breast Implants
A panel of expert oncologists and plastic surgeons from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has developed treatment guidelines for breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymph...
Silicone Breast Implants Linked to Number of Complications, but FDA Critical of Study
Many, but not all, women who have mastectomy to treat breast cancer go on to have one or both breasts reconstructed. There are many ways to reconstruct a breast. Tissue from the back, belly, buttoc...
Combining Breast Density Info With 5-Year Breast Cancer Risk Score Helps Determine Which Women Need Additional Screening
Combining breast density information with a woman’s 5-year breast cancer risk estimate can help doctors figure out which women are at high risk for the disease and should therefore have additional ...
How to Collect Your Medical Information
Thinking about collecting all your medical information can seem overwhelming and daunting. But don't feel like you have to get all this information right away. It's a big job that you can work on a...
Volunteer Spotlight: Kristin McGuire
Volunteers make our work possible. This month, we’re spotlighting volunteer Kristin McGuire, from Oaklawn, Illinois, one of our Breast Cancer Helpline volunteers.
MRI Finds Breast Cancer at Earlier Stage Than Mammograms in High-Risk Women, but May Result in More False Positives
Screening with MRI finds breast cancers at an earlier stage than mammograms in women with a family history of the disease, but this benefit may come with the risk of more overdiagnosis and false-po...
Advocacy at ASCO: Learning About Disparity
Young Advocate volunteer Tiah Tomlin attended the ASCO Annual Meeting as a patient advocate to learn more about racial differences in cancer treatment and care.
My Initiation Into a New World
In 2017, Abigail Johnson was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She talks about her experience, from diagnosis to treatment.
Tattoos Transform Scars and Spirit: Lindsay Northrop
After a recurrence of breast cancer and a reconstruction revision, Lindsay Northrop got tattoos to replace her nipples and areolas. For this Q&A, she spoke to contributing writer Robin Warshaw ...
Parenting to Pomp and Circumstance
Ann Camden, 48, reflects on parenting her two daughters while living with metastatic breast cancer.
What I Wish I Knew: Prepare for What Is Ahead
Heidi Boudreau, 50, was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in October of 2018. She writes about what she wished she knew about managing surgical drains after mastectomy.
Volunteer Spotlight: Debi Evans
Volunteers make our work possible. This month, we’re spotlighting volunteer Debi Evans, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of our Community Connector volunteers.