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ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Las mujeres con hiperplasia atípica de la mama corren más riesgo de desarrollar cáncer de mama de lo que antes se pensaba, descubrió un estudio de Mayo Clinic. Los resultados se publican en un informe especial sobre el cáncer de mama de la New England Journal of Medicine (Revista de Medicina de Nueva Inglaterra). La hiperplasia atípica de la mama es una afección precancerosa, descubierta en 10 por ciento de las más de un millón de biopsias de mama con resultados benignos que anualmente se realizan en Estados Unidos. En el examen microscópico, la atipia muestra células mamarias que empiezan a crecer descontroladamente (hiperplasia) y se agrupan en patrones anómalos (atipia). Las lesiones atípicas se consideran benignas, pero debido a su riesgo, aparición y cambios genéticos, muestran algunas de las primeras características del cáncer. Los datos de cientos de mujeres con este tipo de lesiones indican que el riesgo absoluto de ellas para desarrollar cáncer de mama aumenta en más de 1 por ciento al año. El estudio descubrió que después de 5 años, 7 por ciento de estas mujeres desarrolló cáncer; después de 10 años, la cantidad aumentó a 13 por ciento; y después de 25 años, 30 por ciento de ellas tuvo cáncer de mama.
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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be concerned about postoperative nausea and vomiting. To address the concern, the anesthesia can be tailored to each person’s potential risk of these symptoms. Talk to your doctor about your concerns before surgery. Your health care team can take steps that may lessen the symptoms you previously experienced post-surgery. Nausea and vomiting after surgery affect more than 30 percent of people. Postoperative nausea and vomiting also can lead to complications. These may include inhalation of stomach contents (aspiration), dehydration, imbalance of vital minerals (electrolytes) in blood and body fluids, and injury to the surgical site, such as torn stitches (sutures).
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Finding out you need surgery can create anxiety and a long list of questions. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, January 3 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll rebroadcast a program that discusses at least five questions to ask your surgeon. Chair of Mayo's surgical quality subcommittee Robert Cima, M.D., will be here to walk us through those questions and more. There are things you can do in advance of any surgery that will make the whole process run more smoothly and maybe even speed your recovery. We hope you'll join us! Myth or Fact: The duration of an operation doesn't matter. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. To listen to the program on Saturday, click here. Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio. Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment January 3, 2015 (right click MP3)
By Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist. The most popular New Year’s resolutions are about physical and mental health - lose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking, drink less alcohol. Yet, we often forget about sexual health. People who are happy with their sexual health tend to be happier people. Why not make a resolution about sexual health? What’s interesting about these resolutions is they are typically about subtracting something from your life. Take away sugars, eat less, stop smoking and drinking. But, when we are restricted from doing something, often we want it more or we rebel against making changes. What about adding something? Specifically, what about adding something to strengthen your sexual health and ultimately your happiness? Journalists: Soundbites with Dr. Rullo are available in the downloads.