Archive for January, 2024

January 23, 2024
Post-Mastectomy Care: The Essentials of Breast Cancer Screening

woman getting a breast exam

Regular breast cancer screening is vital for all women, including those who have undergone a mastectomy from breast cancer. Common screening tests like mammograms, MRI scans, and ultrasound imaging allow early detection of tumors and early intervention. Mastectomy patients require specialized screenings compared to those who have not had a mastectomy because standard mammograms image breast tissue that is no longer present. All women should follow their doctor’s advice on recommended screenings, and mastectomy patients may need more frequent testing than the average patient. Catching new tumors early is key to breast cancer removal.


January 10, 2024
Treatment Options for Male Breast Cancer

Understanding and Treating Breast Cancer in Men: A Comprehensive Guide

While breast cancer most commonly affects women, it can also occur in men, with male breast cancer accounting for 1 out of every 100 cases. Breast cancer in men, while rare, requires specialized understanding and treatment. Our NJ reconstructive surgeons explore the options for men battling this disease.