Recovery Process for Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction

July 21, 2014 - No Comments

Spine surgery

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
 
The latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction process is one done to help reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy. Mastectomies are a

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Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer

July 17, 2014 - No Comments

doctor and patient

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
As more and more people are diagnosed with cancer each year, scientists continue to come up with new treatments and perfect

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Preparing for Breast Reconstruction After Cancer Surgery

July 16, 2014 - No Comments

Breast Biopsy Surgery

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
If your breast cancer was discovered early, perhaps you had a segmental mastectomy where only a part of your breast was

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Aspirating a Breast Cyst: A Simple Procedure

July 15, 2014 - No Comments

nurse and elderly patient

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Ultrasound-guided breast cyst aspiration is a safe and painless procedure. It assists in the diagnosis and treatment of breast tissue abnormalities.

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Treating and Managing Angiosarcoma Breast Cancer

July 14, 2014 - No Comments

doctor patient

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Angiosarcoma breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer, but a very aggressive one. This cancer can develop in response

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Breast Health: Causes and Treatments for Fibroadenomas

July 11, 2014 - No Comments

breast cancer check

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Many women discover a lump in their breasts during their regular self-examination. These women are often fearing the worst – breast

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Five Foods that Keep Your Breasts Healthy

July 10, 2014 - No Comments

green tea

By Vera Viner
During the summer, plenty of friends and family have outdoor barbecues to enjoy the sunny afternoons. Often we end up consuming too

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Midline Catheters and I.V. Therapy

July 10, 2014 - No Comments

IV Catheter

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
When undergoing repeated intravenous procedures, it is a common protocol to utilize some type of catheter for intravenous access. Midline catheters

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Drainage Tube After Breast Surgery

July 8, 2014 - No Comments

drainage tube

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Breast surgery can be emotionally draining and physically exhausting. The aftermath of breast surgery can be just as important as the

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Everything You Should Know About Pegfilgrastim

July 7, 2014 - No Comments

Healthcare costs

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Pegfilgrastim is a medication given through an injection. It is not commonly used, but the purpose of it is to manage

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