Connect with us

Medical doctors and Surgeons

Cancer won’t stop maternity at Careggi

Published

on

There is no diversity, from a biological point of view, between male and female cancer. This is what Doctor Marco Bernini, surgical oncologist for the Universitary Hospital Careggi of Firenze is telling us today. The surgeon has been part of the hospital Breast Unit since 2012 and is only dedicated to breast cancer. The Breast Unit of Firenze, fourth in Italy after the Units in Milano, was established before the European legislation of 2013, becoming soon an italian excellence.

Male and female cancer: cases at Careggi Hospital

careggi
Doctor Marco Bernini, surgical oncologist for the Universitary Hospital Careggi of Firenze

Breast cancers are increasing, but their mortality rate is reducing. The surgeon states that this growth isn’t due to a larger screening, but to the average age of the patients that has lowered. Moreover, breast cancer represents the first female neoplasia for incidence. However, an early diagnosis allows the location of cancers at their early stages, which makes them easily curable and treatable. It is possible thanks to the several prevention campaigns but also to the availability of more efficient therapies, pharmacologically speaking.

This neoplasia doesn’t hit women only: also men are involved. A tumor pathology can develop even if the mammary gland is small and atrophic. It is estimated that among 100 diagnosed cases in the Careggi Hospital Breast Unit, 0,7-0,8% concern men. A lack of knowledge towards this topic among men, often causes a late diagnosis. There is in fact a false belief that they aren’t concerned about it. If the survival rate is lower for men it isn’t because the male tumor is more aggressive, but it is due to the lack of information about the topic and the consequent late diagnosis.

The only differences between mammary glands in men and women concern the late diagnosis and the surgical intervention. Conservative surgery for men is in fact not conceived, because the remaining mammal gland is always removed.

Cryopreservation and fertility after cancer

Breast Cancer is always a bolt from the blue in a woman’s life, but the emotional impact is even heightened during pregnancy.

Both diagnosis and therapy are changing. Ultrasound, for example, has no side effects and histological tests can give a diagnostic guarantee. Also a resonance can be done during pregnancy because the electromagnetic waves have no harmful effects.

In cases of breast cancer during pregnancy, complex choices and crossroads are ahead, especially during the first trimester. A small cancer at its first stage and diagnosed in the first trimester, can be surgically removed while postponing therapy to a following stage. However this happens rarely.

From the second trimester on, it is possible to begin chemotherapy following proper protocols. Once the third trimester is reached, the labor can be anticipated, combining a C-section with breast cancer removal. 

Women can have children and breastfeed once healed. There are chances to get pregnant after surgery and medical treatments. Moreover, in Tuscany, ovocytes cryopreservation is guaranteed to all women under 42 years old who have cancer. Not every woman risks infertility after treatments, but this procedure represents an opportunity to safeguard her future possibility to chose maternity.

Doctors must offer this option to allow every woman such an important chance for her life.

Click to comment

Raccontaci la tua esperienza

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

ADVERTISEMENT

Medical doctors and Surgeons3 days ago

Breast Units: a multidisciplinary approach against breast cancer

LESC
Medical doctors and Surgeons1 week ago

LESC: the innovative approach for reducing localised adiposity

Medical doctors and Surgeons2 weeks ago

Ageing of the breasts: what are the solutions?

Medical doctors and Surgeons3 weeks ago

Skin cancer: talking about it is already the path to prevention

Events and conventions4 weeks ago

25th Anniversary of IMCAS WORLD CONGRESS

fisioterapia
Medical doctors and Surgeons1 month ago

Physiotherapy: a wide-ranging discipline

Events and conventions1 month ago

Non solo melanoma 2024

Medical doctors and Surgeons1 month ago

Facial surgery: the importance of medical training

Medical doctors and Surgeons1 month ago

Otoplasty: aesthetic and psychological well-being

Revée News
Revée pills2 months ago

2023 on Revée News – second part

Revée News
Revée pills2 months ago

2023 on Revée News – first part

Medical doctors and Surgeons2 months ago

Mental health: A Priority Not to Be Overlooked

santorelli-gluteoplastica
Medical doctors and Surgeons2 months ago

Gluteoplasty: technique and ethical challenges in aesthetic surgery

MBN2023 ONCOPLASTIC BREAST MEETING 
Events and conventions3 months ago

MBN2023 ONCOPLASTIC BREAST MEETING

Policlinico Tor Vergata
Revée pills3 months ago

Revée contributes to the magic of Christmas at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic 

anatomopatologo
Medical doctors and Surgeons3 months ago

A journey into the crucial role of the anatomical pathologist

Lipedema
Medical doctors and Surgeons3 months ago

Anomalous fat on the legs: it could be lipoedema

Events and conventions3 months ago

4th National Congress on Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscles

blefaroplastica
Medical doctors and Surgeons3 months ago

Blepharoplasty: the gaze of youth

blefaroplastica
Medical doctors and Surgeons3 months ago

Blepharoplasty: the gaze of youth

Lipedema
Medical doctors and Surgeons3 months ago

Anomalous fat on the legs: it could be lipoedema

santorelli-gluteoplastica
Medical doctors and Surgeons2 months ago

Gluteoplasty: technique and ethical challenges in aesthetic surgery

aicpeo 2023
Events and conventions3 months ago

6th AICPEO CONGRESS

anatomopatologo
Medical doctors and Surgeons3 months ago

A journey into the crucial role of the anatomical pathologist

Medical doctors and Surgeons1 month ago

Otoplasty: aesthetic and psychological well-being

Events and conventions3 months ago

4th National Congress on Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscles

MBN2023 ONCOPLASTIC BREAST MEETING 
Events and conventions3 months ago

MBN2023 ONCOPLASTIC BREAST MEETING

Medical doctors and Surgeons2 months ago

Mental health: A Priority Not to Be Overlooked

Policlinico Tor Vergata
Revée pills3 months ago

Revée contributes to the magic of Christmas at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic 

Medical doctors and Surgeons1 month ago

Facial surgery: the importance of medical training

Events and conventions1 month ago

Non solo melanoma 2024

Revée News
Revée pills2 months ago

2023 on Revée News – second part

Revée News
Revée pills2 months ago

2023 on Revée News – first part

fisioterapia
Medical doctors and Surgeons1 month ago

Physiotherapy: a wide-ranging discipline

Medical doctors and Surgeons3 weeks ago

Skin cancer: talking about it is already the path to prevention

Medical doctors and Surgeons2 weeks ago

Ageing of the breasts: what are the solutions?

Events and conventions4 weeks ago

25th Anniversary of IMCAS WORLD CONGRESS

LESC
Medical doctors and Surgeons1 week ago

LESC: the innovative approach for reducing localised adiposity

Copyright © 2022 Revée News. Periodico di informazione sul mondo Chirurgia e del Benessere | Registrazione Tribunale di Torino n. 21 il 17/10/2023 |
Direttore responsabile Debora Pasero | Edito da REVEE SRL - corso Quintino Sella, 131 - Torino C.F. 10818580010

Discover more from Revèe News

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue Reading