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What is stem cell breast augmentation?

What is stem cell breast augmentation?

Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read more

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Breast Reconstruction (Definition)

Breasts can be reconstructed using implants or a patients own tissue. If you use your own tissue either a flap (attached to the body) or free fat can be transfered to the breast. Using your own tissue requires a donor site on your body. Implants can be used to replace the lost breast tissue. The implant is placed under the breast muscle. Nipples and areola ...Read more


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What's involved in allogeneic stem cell transplantation?

What's involved in allogeneic stem cell transplantation?

Donor matching.: This involves two people: the (healthy) donor and the (patient) recipient. Donors must have a tissue (hla) type that matches the recipient. Matching is performed on three or more loci of the hla gene, and a perfect match at these loci is preferred. Even with this, immunosuppression is often needed due to graft vs host disease. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?

Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?

Myeloma : There are many things that go into predicting life expectancy of somebody with myeloma who has an autologous stem cell transplant. The rough estimate for somebody getting a transplant in first remission is about 6-7 years now. However, this is something your oncologist or transplant doctor can talk to you about with more specific information. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for cll cancer after donor stem cell transplant?

What are the survival rates for cll cancer after donor stem cell transplant?

Select patients: Allogeneic (donor) stem cell transplants can be conducted using less intensive (non-ablative) regimens with excellent results for patients with CLL. It is not the first line of therapy, since patients can have remissions of several years with simpler therapies. Fatal complications still may occur in 25% of patients, but unlike other treatments, the remainder have a good chance of being cured. ...Read more

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Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Yes possible: With out knowing stage and cell type of ovarian cancer , in general high dose chemotherapy with autologous ( patients own ) stem cell transplantation is promising to prolong the life, cure is not near yet, as most of the tumors are drug resistant ( or right drug is not there ) and have residual tumor in the body. ...Read more

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Hi, What chances of cancer by doing Autologous Adipose derived stem cell treatment.Pls help.thanks?

Hi, What chances of cancer by doing Autologous Adipose  derived stem cell treatment.Pls help.thanks?

Not much: There isnt much but this depends on the context of why there is the transplant. It is used either in cancer http://www.wjgnet.com/1948-9366/full/v8/i2/161.htm or reconstructive surgery. In someone without cancer, they dont even do studies to evaluate risk since the risk is assumed zero. ...Read more

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Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Yes: Stem cell transplant is used to treat leukemias and lymphomas, both are types of hematologist malignancies. ...Read more

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Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

One of the other: Stem cells can be obtained from 3 different sources: from Bone marrow of the Donor, blood of the donor or stem cells from umbilical cord. But we have to give an adequate number(Dose) of stem cells in order to have full protection. So combining them may only be needed because of inadequate number of stem cells from one of the sources ...Read more

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What is the goal/ predicted outcome of autologous stem cell transplantation studies for ms?

What is the goal/ predicted outcome of autologous stem cell transplantation studies for ms?

Multiple sclerosis : Researchers are optimistic. Yet, no proven efficacy as of yet. Mortality is down to 1-2%. Check following site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/18565456/. ...Read more

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Embryonic stem cell uses?

Embryonic stem cell uses?

Embryonic stem cell: Embryonic stem cell research has not shown to be as effective as adult stem cells and induced pluripotent cells. in 2009, NIH called embryonic stem cells “obsolete" as can use adult stem cells with better results. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more info. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation with stem cells by ddr. Heinrich effective?

Is breast augmentation with stem cells by ddr. Heinrich effective?

Unproven, and . . .: It would be surgical tourism since this doctor practices in vienna. Though stem cells are now available, and fat grafting to the breast is possible and controversial (results no bigger than 1 cup size, some dead fat causes calcifications and can interfere with cancer detection or mimic cancer on mammogram), this is far from mainstream. See abps-certified plastic surgeon and get implants! please! ...Read more

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What differentiates embryonic stem cells from other stem cells?

What differentiates embryonic stem cells from other stem cells?

Origin: Embryonic stem cells are derived from fertilized eggs created to help couples who have difficulty conceiving. This is "murder" according to some religionists. Other stem cells come from other sources. However, since the striking success of embryonic stem cells in early studies on wet macular degeneration, even the conservative presidential candidate no longer seems opposed to their use. ...Read more

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What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read more

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Pros and cons of a stem cell transplant?

Pros and cons of a stem cell transplant?

Cure vs toxicity: This depends on the type of transplant (autologous-your own cells; allogeneic-donor cells), the disease that is being treated and the status of the disease. Stem cell transplants do have a higher toxicity than most standard treatments but in many cases can control the underlying cancer for a longer period of time and can cure many cancers that cannot be cured with standard therapy. ...Read more

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Refractory ALL in adolescent male 21 years management other than Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant?

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Refractory ALL in adolescent male 21 years management other than Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant?

Complex question: only experts in the field, hematologists/oncologists would answer this question after careful review of the case and different options available, I know it might be frustrating at times, but complex condition as ALL need to be managed in specialized hospitals/institutions, it's your right as a patient to have second and even third opinion, but in the end you have to trust the treating team, good luck ...Read more

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How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

Stem Cells: Check out regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. Embryonic stem cells are from fetal tissue and umbilical cord blood and tissue but are not your own unless you had this harvested when you were born. ...Read more

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Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read more

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What's the success rate for stem cell transplants in advanced stages of ewings sarcoma?

What's the success rate for stem cell transplants in advanced stages of ewings sarcoma?

Clinical trials...: The largest published study to date (one institution) showed no increase in survival over conventional chemotherapy. However, this question is currently being evaluated in a collaborative clinical trial between europe and the us. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/view?Version=healthprofessional&cdrid=68608. ...Read more

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Fat stem cells as an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery. What do plastic surgeons think?

Fat stem cells as an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery. What do plastic surgeons think?

Safety undetermined: Stem cells show huge promise throughout the medicine, including plastic surgery. Unfortunately we still don't know how best to use this technology safely. Breast reconstruction is a very good example. We have no long term data about the safety of stem cell use in breast cancer patients and how breast cancer recurrence rates are affected (if at all). ...Read more

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What is stem cell breast augmentation?

Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation with stem cells by ddr. Heinrich effective?

Unproven, and . . .: It would be surgical tourism since this doctor practices in vienna. Though stem cells are now available, and fat grafting to the breast is possible and controversial (results no bigger than 1 cup size, some dead fat causes calcifications and can interfere with cancer detection or mimic cancer on mammogram), this is far from mainstream. See abps-certified plastic surgeon and get implants! please! ...Read more

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Could anyone give advice on breast reconstruction?

Could anyone give advice on breast reconstruction?

Breast Cancer: The reconstructive technique used works in concert with the mastectomy performed by the breast surgeon. Problems related to surgery are not to be minimized but are the same for virtually every procedure. Specific operations have specific risk such as a mastectomy can result in some skin loss. An infection can lead to removal of an implant. A fat injection can clump and lead to necrosis. ...Read more

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Could anyone give advice on breast reconstruction?

Could  anyone give advice on breast reconstruction?

Recon. Experts: Breast reconstruction advice should come from the person that can actually perform breast reconstruction. Board certified plastic surgeons are the experts in breast reconstruction and this would be the best source for you to obtain advice. ...Read more

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What can I expect when getting breast reconstruction?

What can I expect when getting breast reconstruction?

Post mastectomy: Options for reconstruction vary, include tram flap reconstruction, perforator free flap reconstruction, and other microvascular reconstructive options all utilizing you own tissue to recreate a breast mound. Implants are also an option in conjunction with tissue expansion. You need to consult a board certified plastic surgeon who will work with your oncologic surgeon to optimize your care. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for pros and cons for breast reconstruction.?

Can you give me suggestions for pros and cons for breast reconstruction.?

Beneficial: In short, breast reconstruction has been shown to have significant positive psychological effects. The only downside is that it requires surgery, which carries some risk. The advantages include improved self-esteem and quality of life. I recommend seeing a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery so they can discuss this with you in more more detail. ...Read more

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How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

Lots of ways: There are many options these days for reconstruction; some simple and some complex depending on each patients needs and desires. Talk with a plastic surgeon or try www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a breast reconstruction recommended after a mastectomy?

Is a breast reconstruction recommended after a mastectomy?

Up to the patient: This is a complex question, but in almost all cases the choice is up to the patient. Reconstruction can be done at the time of mastectomy or later on; both have advantages and disadvantages. I would recommend consultation with one or more plastic surgeons experienced in breast reconstruction to explore the options in your particular case. ...Read more

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Could I have breast reconstruction at the same time as my mastectomy?

Could I have breast reconstruction at the same time as my mastectomy?

Yes: Breast reconstruction is often done at the same time as mastectomy, depending on the type of reconstruction and the type of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is one type where reconstruction should not be done right away. Your breast surgeon and your plastic surgeon will work together to determine what's right for you. ...Read more

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After breast reconstruction is there feeling in the nipple?

After breast reconstruction is there feeling in the nipple?

Nipple feeling: Due to the invasiveness of breast reconstruction, the breasts will become numb after the surgery. However, the sensations in the area will return in time since nerves have the potential to regrow. Should any sensation return, this could take up to a year or two before the feeling completely returns. Learn more about the different breast reconstruction techniques here: http://bit.ly/2zGdsU9 ...Read more

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What is the best kind of doctor for a breast reconstruction?

What is the best kind of doctor for a breast reconstruction?

Plastic Surgeon: A board certified plastic surgeon with experience in microsurgery is advantageous as they can offer the most advanced forms of reconstruction using your own tissues- giving natural reconstruction while improving contour of the donor site (usually abdomen). Microsurgery (diep flaps) can also save your abdominal muscles vas opposed to the traditional tram flap. ...Read more

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Which is better for breast reconstruction fat grafting or alloderm?

Which is better for breast reconstruction fat grafting or alloderm?

Neither: Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use acellular dermal matrix grafts (generic phrase for alloderm) and fat grafting. They are usually used at different stages of breast reconstruction though circumstances may dictate using both. Neither one is "better" as they often serve different purposes. ...Read more

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My mom is having a breast reconstruction surgery, should I be worried?

Breast Recon is safe: Breast reconstruction is usually a safe procedure. Every surgery has a risk of complication. The risk of a life threatening complication is less than 1%. Her surgery should be done in a certified operating room with a abps certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast reconstruction after mastectomy using dermis?

Can you tell me about breast reconstruction after mastectomy using dermis?

Dermis: Dermis, which is the inner layer of skin, can be harvested from the abdomen (or other areas) to use with tissue-expander or implant-based breast reconstruction. This is used in place of acellular dermal matrix, which is derived from pig skin. The use of dermis is different from a TRAM or DIEP flap, which uses skin, fat, and the attached blood vessels for "autologous" breast reconstruction ...Read more

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Can you tell me the side effects of mastectomy? What about breast reconstruction?

Many!: A mastectomy removes the entire breast including the nipple. It leaves a diagonal scar about 6 inches long. Pain is minimal; most women report numbness of their chest. A flexible tube drains fluid from the incision for 2-3 weeks. Reconstruction can be done at the same time as the mastectomy or later. For info on reconstruction options, check out http://www.Breastcancer.Org/treatment/surgery/. ...Read more

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After bi-lateral breast reconstruction surgery with implants, can I use my chest area?

After bi-lateral breast reconstruction surgery with implants, can I use my chest area?

Yes but be careful: When used for breast reconstruction, breast implants are placed under the "pec" muscle. As you work your chest, your pec muscles compress and push the implants out to the side. Light chest work outs shouldn't make a difference longterm. More aggressive chest work outs can widen the implant pocket over time which can lead to the implants being displaced sideways, especially when you're laying down. ...Read more

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Is it okay to work out my chest after having bi-lateral breast reconstruction surgery with implants?

Is it okay to work out my chest after having bi-lateral breast reconstruction surgery with implants?

Yes: Once you get the go ahead from your surgeon it is ok to do chest exercises after breast reconstruction. The typical restriction period immediately post op is about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more