It may be more rare, but men can develop cancer in their breast tissue. Unfortunately, the survival rate for men diagnosed with breast cancer is significantly lower than women. Why? According to cancer specialist Dr. Matt Covington, men are less likely to catch their cancer early enough for treatments to be effective. Learn what risk factors may increase your chance of breast cancer and how to check yourself for lumps.
In October 2021, the FDA released new safety guidelines regarding breast implants. For patients seeking breast reconstruction, revision, or augmentation surgery, these new rules will impact your experience with the procedure. Dr. Kirtly Jones explains the importance of the new rules and what they mean for breast augmentation patients.
Many women with breast cancer want to have a bilateral mastectomy even if they only have one breast affected by cancer. No matter what you choose, there are support groups, doctors and even tattoo artists at Huntsman Cancer Institute who will give you the best treatment and recovery possible. In this podcast, reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jay Agarwal and Dr. Kirtly Jones talk about breast cancer treatment, recovery, and taking back your life as a breast cancer survivor.
Breast cancer patients and their loved ones might have a lot of questions about the possibility of reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Jay Agarwal is a breast reconstructive surgeon at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and he’s here to answer those questions. Dr. Kirtly Jones and Dr. Agarwal discuss the surgery and the many options breast cancer patients have when it comes to mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
Men make up one percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States. When it comes to breast cancer, the signs, symptoms, and treatments of the condition are the same for men as they are for women. So should men be getting tested for breast cancer as well? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explores breast cancer in men and what can be done to make sure it is detected and treated early.
When it comes to developing breast cancer, size does not matter. A smaller breast does not lead to a smaller risk of developing a tumor. Women's health expert, Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with breast imaging specialist Dr. Helene Mrose about what really impacts the chances of developing breast cancer and the importance of getting a cancer screening.
A recent study shows an increase in diagnoses of breast cancer in young women. Is some external factor increasing the rate of cancer, or are we just diagnosing more cases? Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones dives deep into the study and shares her findings.
300,000 breast implant surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Though not a form of cancer in the traditional sense, ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) has been associated with a specific type of breast implant. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks to Dr. Jay Agarwal, chief of plastic surgery at Huntsman Cancer Insitute, about which type of breast implant is most likely to be presented with the signs and symptoms of ALCL.
Don’t panic. Dense breast tissue is not cancer. The results are merely informing you that, like 40 percent of American women, your breast tissue is particularly fibrous. This does, however, make it more difficult for a mammogram to see through the entire breast. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains dense breasts in further detail and what alternative screening methods might work the best for you.
A recent large-scale study is showing a connection between the eating habits of women and the chance of developing breast cancer. More surprisingly, eating junk food late at night may increase your risk. Women’s health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains what types of foods you should be eating—and when you should be eating them—to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Low-dose methods of contraception, such as birth control pills, IUDs, and implant, have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about these new findings from a Denmark study, the benefits and risks of hormonal birth control, and what it could mean for you.