Why Some Breast Cancer Survivors Are Getting Their Implants Removed

When Elizabeth Peppas was diagnosed with extensive, noninvasive breast cancer in 2007, she found herself heading into a devastating surgery: double mastectomy. But she, like so many other women, hoped that her loss would be soothed by having immediate reconstruction of both breasts. She opted for a popular, two-stage process, starting with the placement of temporary tissue expanders between the skin and chest muscle and ending with the swapping in of permanent silicone implants.

“Since I was recently remarried, and was a runner and really fit, I didn’t want to lose that femininity,” Peppas, 60, tells Yahoo Lifestyle about her choice to have reconstruction. “But I would not make the same decision again.”

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Fluorescent Tracers Help Surgeons Remove Breast Cancer Tumors And Preserve Healthy Tissue

Researchers in The Netherlands have tested a fluorescent tracer dye tethered to a cancer drug, which may help surgeons more accurately remove breast tumors and preserve healthy tissue.

The research published in Nature Communications looks at a fluorescent compound called 800C, tethered to bevacizumab (Avastin), a common cancer drug which targets developing blood vessels.

Youthful, Beautiful Hair At Every Age: Here’s How

Your hair is one of the first things people will notice about you, and for many of us, it’s one of the first things we look to change up at critical life stages. However, as you age, the cells responsible for keeping your hair growing strong and healthy start to slow down and need a great deal of care. We speak to two local haircare experts about the dos and don’ts of keeping a youthful head of hair.

The first things you need to be able to recognize – before you choose your haircare products – are the symptoms associated with aging hair.