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Large & Multiple Tumors Don’t Have to Result in Mastectomy
MP Post shares information about alternative protocols that can save breasts
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Contact: Karla Shepard Rubinger, Executive Director, Academy of Women's Health, (914) 740-2153, awh@academyofwomenshealth.org

Large & Multiple Tumors Don’t Have to Result in Mastectomy

MP Post shares information about alternative protocols that can save breasts

New Rochelle, NY, November 8, 2013—Patients with large or multiple breast tumors may now be saved from disfiguring surgery, according to the Academy of Women's Health MP Post. New Breast Cancer Treatments, advancements in diagnostic testing and therapeutic techniques are facilitating more carefully designed mastectomy and reconstruction plans. This reduces the number of radical mastectomies performed on patients, the Academy of Women's Health interview shares. It also highlights information about over-diagnosing and over-treating certain cancers and offers advice on how to decrease risk. 

“Today, there are many cases in which we can preserve the breast for patients who were once considered automatic candidates for a mastectomy,” said Harry D. Bear, MD, PhD, Chairman, Division of Surgical Oncology, and Professor of Departments of Surgery and Microbiology, and Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Massey Cancer Center.  According to Dr. Bear, new pre-surgical strategies are empowering physicians to create more targeted and personalized approaches that minimize damage to the breast area.

In the interview, Dr. Bear discusses how the use of molecular profiling, neoadjuvant therapy and oncoplastic surgery can offer the option of partial mastectomy and reconstruction, while optimizing a patient’s cosmetic outcome.  See New Breast Cancer Treatments for more details.

“The Academy of Women’s Health website is fast becoming a popular physician and media resource,” asserts Susan G. Kornstein, MD, President of the Academy, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Women’s Health, and Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health. This series of expert interviews features clinical updates and cutting edge medicine in a user-friendly format. "We invite our members, other clinicians, bloggers, and reporters to share our news-you-can-use information with their audiences by linking to the Academy website."

About the Academy of Women's Health and the MP Post
The MP Post, published every other Wednesday, provides timely updates on disease and conditions that are prevalent among women to help physicians and other healthcare providers to optimize patient outcomes.  Several dozen clinically relevant interviews in the MP Post are available on the Academy website.  For recent MP Posts please visit http://academyofwomenshealth.org/blog

The Academy of Women’s Health and its official publication, Journal of Women’s Health, along with the Annual Congress on Women’s Health have access to some of the world’s most eminent researchers and clinicians presenting the most up-to-date management strategies and clinical pearls in the MP Post. 



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