Curious to learn about flap surgery? Dr. Lin discusses his experience with flap surgery and tips for patients considering this procedure for breast reconstruction. 1) Tell me a little about your experience performing flap surgery. It appears you’ve used flaps for breast reconstruction. Have you used them in any other ways? What types of breast […]
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I had the honor of speaking to BRCA+ patients and their families regarding breast reconstruction at the Looking Back Facing Forward Conference at Harvard Medical School, a biannual conference featuring oncologists and surgeons from the various hospitals in the Boston area…..
I saw a patient recently who was relatively early in her pregnancy last week; of course the safety of the growing baby is paramount and also treatment of the cancer; there are options to minimize the number of anesthesias when treating breast cancer and planning reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women […]
Delayed breast reconstruction, by definition, occurs typically weeks to months, to years following a mastectomy for removal of the breast tissue. Immediate breast reconstruction occurs at the same time, same procedure immediately after a mastectomy. Unlike immediate breast reconstruction, delayed breast reconstruction does not begin at the time of your mastectomy. Delayed breast reconstruction surgery […]
“Belles of the Brawl 2” boxing charity event taking place at Royale Nightclub, located at 279 Tremont St in Boston on Thursday, October 2, 2014. It is a charity featuring local amateur boxing training and events at several cities across the country- It is headed by my colleague Andrew Myerson and has raised over […]
A new study was recently published out of Boston this month regarding the potential benefits of exercise with prevention of breast cancer: http://bit.ly/1tmwDXx
One study states that there is no link: June 30, 2014, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, found no association between fertility drugs are breast, ovarian or uterine cancer, in a 30 year timeframe and approximately 12,000 patients…
The answer to this question depends on a conversation between the breast surgeon and the patient. Traditionally, it has been considered that there may be residual breast tissue or ducts within the nipple that could theoretically contain breast cells which may be pertinent when treating cancer. Nonetheless, nipple sparing mastectomy has increased in numbers performed […]