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Le Centre pour la santé du sein de NCH Healthcare System a été reconnu comme un centre d'excellence pour la chirurgie du cancer du sein Hidden Scar®. Le NCH Healthcare System est parmi les premiers dans la région à pratiquer cette approche avancée de la chirurgie du cancer du sein qui permet de cacher les cicatrices, en minimisant le rappel émotionnel quotidien d'un diagnostic de cancer du sein.

Comprendre la chirurgie du cancer du sein à cicatrice cachée

Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. By utilizing this approach, surgeons are able to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue. The Hidden Scar approach may also ease the emotional impact of breast cancer surgery, in that patients have little to no visible reminder of the surgery, and experience a more natural looking breast reconstruction.

Who is Eligible for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery?

Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of breast cancer patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or breast conserving (lumpectomy) procedures. Qualification depends on a patient’s tumor size and location, breast shape and size, and your surgeon’s training. Ask your surgeon if you are candidate for one of the below surgical options.

What are My Surgical Options?

With a Hidden Scar procedure, your surgeon will place your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.

Mastectomie avec cicatrice cachée sur le mamelon

Une approche chirurgicale avancée utilisant une incision du pli inframammaire qui permet de retirer le tissu mammaire sous-jacent tout en préservant le complexe mamelon-aérol et la peau du sein.

1. Inframammary Fold: The natural crease underneath the breast –  In a Hidden Scar nipple sparing mastectomy, all of the breast tissue is removed, but the nipple and skin are not. Since the scar is placed in the inframammary fold, you will not have a visible scar.

Chirurgie conservatrice des seins avec cicatrice cachée (lumpectomie)

Une approche avancée qui permet d'enlever la tumeur ainsi qu'une petite partie du tissu sain environnant (marge), tout en préservant la majorité du sein, par une seule incision cachée à l'un des trois endroits.

1. Inframammary Fold: the natural crease underneath the breast
2. Periareolar: along the edges of the areola
3. Axilla: in the armpit, usually hidden in a natural fold

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À propos du Dr Patterson

Dr. Patterson received her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. After finishing medical school, Dr. Patterson completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Alabama. From there she went on to complete her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Patterson serves on national and state level committees and has received numerous awards for her commitment to Breast Health. Her special interests include stereotactic breast biopsy, hidden scar breast cancer surgery and survivorship.

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