Dr. John Kehoe is a Memorial Sloan Kettering trained breast cancer surgeon and surgical oncologist. Over two decades ago, he founded and developed a private, full service, free standing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment center.
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The previous 30 posts were randomly arranged. I suppose I could have ordered them on a chronological timeline, but I don’t think it would have been as interesting.
I started this series talking about the role of women in offering support to breast cancer victims, raising awareness about the disease, putting pressure on the medical establishment to change, and raising money for research.
Stage 4 breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer–these words terrify patients. And for good reason. Few people in the past survived the diagnosis for very long.
Cancer is clever. A cancer cell will develop and then start to create its own blood supply to sustain itself. The vessels that it develops are generally immature and don’t regulate blood flow in and out of a structure in the same way as normal vessels.
THANK YOU. THAN YOU. THANK YOU, GOD. THANK YOU, DOCTOR. THANK GOD I DON’T HAVE TO DO CHEMOTHERAPY…. A decade ago there were few women who would echo these sentiments. Most women who were diagnosed with breast cancer ended up needing chemotherapy after surgery.
Reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy with a patient’s own tissue goes back a century. The first attempts were clumsy. One surgeon tried to put a giant lipoma in the defect. Others tried to make a breast out of muscle. Others attempted to bring part of the remaining breast over to the other side for restoration.