CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994
Recent disclosures that some breast cancer research results were falsified caused anger and fear among many of the millions of women who have undergone treatment for the disease. They will receive badly needed reassurance from a new study, published this week. UC Irvine researchers found that lumpectomies--in which only a cancerous tumor is removed--followed by radiation treatment are as safe and effective as mastectomies, in which the breast and the lymph nodes are removed.
March 16, 1994 |
Federal officials and cancer experts worked quickly to reassure American women that despite reports of fraud by one researcher in a major breast cancer study, the findings--that lumpectomy is often just as effective as complete mastectomy in early cancer cases--are still valid. Many officials also expressed astonishment that the fraud, revealed nine months ago, has now triggered a public controversy.
December 11, 2013 |
Patients with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy are unlikely to see any additional benefits from surgery or radiation therapy, according to leaders of a new clinical trial. The randomized, controlled study, which was presented Wednesday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium , was intended to settle a long-running dispute among oncologists about the best way to treat women whose tumors had spread to other parts of their bodies, said Dr. Rajendra Badwe, director of the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India.
March 27, 1996 |
Thousands of women every year undergo mastectomies, perhaps unnecessarily, to remove an extremely tiny type of breast cancer that may not spread or endanger their lives, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. The tumors, called ductal carcinoma in situ, are contained in the milk ducts in the breast. Most are too small to be felt and show up only on X-rays.
December 27, 2002 |
Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman has finished her treatments for cancer and is in good health, a spokesman said. Veneman, 53, was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in September. Treatment included a lumpectomy, a breast-saving type of surgery in which doctors removed the lump, then six weeks of radiation therapy. Because she had treatments daily, Veneman did not travel outside Washington after being diagnosed.
April 17, 2008 |
Cynthia Nixon has joined forces with the breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure and is going public with her own battle with breast cancer. Nixon, who is reprising her role as Miranda in HBO's "Sex and the City" in an upcoming movie, had a lumpectomy two years ago and then underwent 6 1/2 weeks of radiation. She also helped her mother battle breast cancer. Nixon will serve as an ambassador for the Dallas-based Komen organization and will share her cancer experiences in a series of Web videos.
October 13, 2005 |
Joan Kennedy, former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and mother of Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), was recovering from breast cancer surgery. Kennedy, 69, underwent a lumpectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said a person close to the family who, at the family's request, spoke on the condition of anonymity. The surgery comes months after a legal battle with her children, who argued she was unfit to care for herself because of chronic alcoholism.
May 5, 2003 |
Lumpectomy to remove small breast tumors is an important option for women, allowing many to survive cancer and keep their breasts. But one drawback to lumpectomy -- of which many women are unaware -- is that one-fourth to one-half of patients have to return for a second surgery to remove more tissue. Researchers say they are fast developing tools that could dramatically reduce need for a second surgery, called "re-excision."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1995
There is reassuring news for the thousands of women who caught their breast cancer in the early stages and decided to undergo the less disfiguring lumpectomy instead of a mastectomy, a full breast removal. Three studies in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that a lumpectomy--removal of the tumor and minimal adjacent tissues--followed by radiation therapy is as effective as a mastectomy.
December 14, 2009 |
"Nip/Tuck" Wednesday on FX Episode: "Lola Wlodkowski" The premise: Lola (Danica Sheridan), a morbidly obese woman, approaches Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) for weight-reduction surgery. Before proceeding with the planned liposuction and tummy tuck, Christian becomes sexually involved with his patient. He also discovers and biopsies a melanoma on her back, which has spread to her lymph nodes and will require chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh)