Stem Cells, Cancer, and Reconstructive Surgery



I missed this the first time around, but Dr. Jose DeJesus over at Physician Entrepreneur recently covered an interesting new development in breast cancer reconstructive surgery using stem cells.

From “Stem Cell Breakthrough – New Possibilities in Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation:”

Current treatments for breast cancer include lumpectomy and radiation treatment, which are more conservative than mastectomy and reconstruction with an implant, but these more conservative approaches may result in deformity that is harder to reconstruct, because the use of mini-implants to replace tissue removed in lumpectomies are not a normal procedure.

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  1. I hadn’t seen that — thanks for the tip!

  2. Hello Lesly,

    I don’t know if you saw this but I thought you might be interested given today’s post: Reconstruction Surgery Rarely Discussed with Breast Cancer Patients (www.cancer.org/docroot/MED/content/MED_2_1x_Reconstruction_Surgery_Rarely_Discussed_with_Breast_Cancer_Patients.asp?sitearea=MED)

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