Study: Breast cancer care decisions depend on insurance plans for some
Black and Hispanic breast cancer patients are more likely than their white peers to choose a surgeon and hospital based on health insurance networks and physician referrals, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. White patients were more likely to consider hospital and surgeon reputation in their care choices, researchers found. HealthDay News
The city where plastic surgery is king
Seoul, South Korea, is the world's cosmetic-surgery capital, with up to 500 clinics within 1 square mile of the city's "Improvement Quarter." Among the explanations for the country's love affair with plastic surgery is its heritage of Confucianism. "In Korea, we don't care what you think about yourself. Other people's evaluations of you matter more," says Eunkook Suh, a professor. The New Yorker (tiered subscription model)
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France requires cancer warning on silicone breast implants
Silicone breast implants in France must now carry a warning about the risk for anaplastic large cell lymphoma, according to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women's Rights. ALCL in the breast is diagnosed in 3 in 100 million American women each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Though the condition is extremely rare, researchers are working to identify possible causes, screening methods, diagnostic evaluation methods and recommended treatments, says plastic surgeon Michael Edwards. Medscape (free registration)
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