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Better options for mastectomy and breast reconstruction

Published: Apr 25th, 2014

The news hit Tracy Cantella like a load of bricks: She had BRCA 1, the gene infamous for greatly increasing a woman’s risks of breast and ovarian cancer. She had […]

UF Health Breast Center recognized for excellence in patient care

UF Health Breast Center recognized for excellence in patient care

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

The UF Health Breast Center received reaccreditation this month from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, as well as commendations for best practices for quality initiatives and enrollment of […]

UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Breast Reconstruction

Published: Oct 23rd, 2013

A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. Women often choose breast reconstruction to help restore the look and feel of the breast […]

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Published: Oct 16th, 2013

Dealing with breast cancer involves so much more than just eradicating disease. For many women, breast reconstruction is an important part of recovery from cancer. And for women with a […]

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon

Published: May 30th, 2013

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction has spurred much public discussion about […]

UF surgeon co-chairs American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk

UF surgeon co-chairs American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk

Published: Oct 30th, 2011

Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., a UF assistant professor of surgery and a surgical oncologist, co-chaired the 2011 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk, held in October. […]

UF Breast Center receives center of excellence accreditation

UF Breast Center receives center of excellence accreditation

Published: Nov 12th, 2010

The University of Florida Breast Center at Shands at UF medical center received accreditation as a National Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer this month by the National Accreditation Program […]

UF to offer Intrabeam therapy to shorten breast cancer radiation treatments

Published: Oct 1st, 2010

This fall, the University of Florida Shands Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program will become the first health-care entity in Florida to offer Intrabeam treatments for breast cancer. “It’s a technology that’s […]

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

Published: Jun 9th, 2009

Physicians treating breast cancer first look to lymph nodes in a patient’s armpit to see whether cancer is spreading elsewhere in the body — but they may not be evaluating […]