Sunday, July 10, 2011


■Immediate reconstruction doesn't delay diagnosis of recurrence

A study of 170 women with advanced breast cancer who had reconstruction immediately after a mastectomy found that breast cancer recurred in 15 of them, but immediate reconstruction caused no delay in diagnosis. "These findings make a strong argument for immediate reconstruction regardless of cancer stage," the researchers wrote. Dr. Christopher Crisera at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, led the study, which is published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. HealthDay News (7/1)