Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Home Uncategorized More men with breast cancer removing unaffected breast: Study

More men with breast cancer removing unaffected breast: Study

Washington: Men with breast cancer who underwent surgery to remove the unaffected breast nearly increased in 2004-2011, says a new study. download

Lead researcher Ahmedin Jemal, vice president of surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society said “Health care providers should be aware that the increase we have seen in removal of the unaffected breast is not limited to women”

Breast cancer in men is rare, accounting for only about one percent of all cases in the US.

In women (particularly younger women), the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery to remove the unaffected breast, has increased.

The percentage of women with invasive breast cancer in one breast undergoing the surgery increased from about 2.2 percent in 1998 to 11 percent in 2011, the study said.

This increase has occurred despite the lack of evidence for a survival benefit from treatment, along with associated costs and possible complications.

To explore whether the same increase was occurring among men, the researchers looked at treatment among 6,332 men who underwent surgery for breast cancer limited to one breast between 2004 and 2011.

The researchers found the rates of CPM among men nearly doubled between 2004 and 2011, from three percent to 5.6 percent.

“Doctors should carefully discuss with their male patients the benefits, harms, and costs of this surgery to help patients make informed decisions about their treatments,” Jemal noted.

The findings appeared in the journal JAMA Surgery.

(with inputs from IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

18,957FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Twitter Tests New Feature for Automatic Translation of Tweets

Twitter has kicked off a test with a small group of users across iOS and Android in Brazil that automatically translates tweets that are...

Facebook Removes More Adult, Violent Content on Instagram

Facebook has removed more pieces of content related to adult nudity and sexual activity along with violent and graphic content on Instagram in the...

TikTok Secretly Collects Data in Violation of Google Policies: Report

TikTok secretly collected device data for months via its Android app using a technique that Google prohibits developers from using without consent of users,...

Here’s How You Can Avoid Smudging of Makeup Under a Mask

With the safety at the top of your mind hygiene rituals are replacing beauty routines, and wearing a face mask has become the new...

Here are Some Vaastu Tips to Help You Gain Good Health

By Puja Gupta A few changes in the Vaastu of your house can help you gain good health, even at a time when you might...

Akshay Kumar Ranks 6th in Forbes 2020 List of 10 Highest Paid Male Actors in the World

Superstar Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to feature in the Forbes 2020 list of 10 Highest Paid Male Actors in the world. With an...

Pasteurising Human Milk Inactivates the Virus that Causes Covid-19: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that pasteurising human milk inactivates the virus that causes Covid-19. "While there is no evidence that...

PM Modi to Launch Platform to Honour Honest Taxpayers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a platform to honour honest taxpayers on Thursday. The launch of the platform for 'Transparent Taxation - Honoring...

Recent Comments