Out-Of-State Breast Reconstructions To Be Covered In New York StatePatients who see out-of-network plastic surgeons for breast reconstruction will be covered in New York state, under an agreement announced Thursday between the state and insurer Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Study: Lumpectomy Combined With Radiation Could Be Powerful Weapon In Fight Against Breast CancerResearchers recently found that out of 112,000 women in California who were suffering from early stage breast cancer, the patients who received lumpectomies and radiation were 14 percent less likely to die than those who had mastectomies.
Brooklyn Cancer Survivor Receives Donations Of Breast Milk For Her BabyTwo months after undergoing a double-mastectomy, Eva van Dok Pinkley, 40, got pregnant. However, the procedure that saved her life has now left her unable to nurse her 3-week-old son Oliver.
HealthWatch: Breast Cancer And Stem CellsBritish researchers are using stem cells to help women who have had mastectomies regrow their own breast tissue, Dr. Max Gomez reports.
NYC Style: Patricia Brett's Swimsuits for SurvivorsAn interview with Patricia Brett, designer and found of Veronica Brett Swimwear For Breast Cancer Survivors.
1010 WINS' Staffer Chronicles Breast Cancer BattleAfter a mastectomy, five months of chemo, dealing with my mother’s illness, and working full-time - I think I could safely say I could’ve used a rest - but alas it was not to be.