Breast: Development and Regeneration Potential

Breast cancer is the most recurrent form of cancer among American women. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 12% of women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Despite the fact that the current five-year survival rate is at about 90% in the United States, and in spite of the existence of advanced technologies for screening and treatment, 40% of women still undergo a mastectomy as part of their treatment. Currently, breast reconstruction is an option proposed to female patients to help them overcome any potential psychological, physical, and emotional strain caused by breast cancer management. Rates of breast reconstruction in the United States revolve around 25%.

Breast reconstruction may happen right after surgery, or at a later stage, through ...

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