Women suffering from breast cancer and have undergone a mastectomy may soon see realized his desire to regain lost within.

The mastectomy represents one of the most traumatic events to which a woman can face in life. The strong emotional impact of the news cancer .The affected adds another severe psychological blow: it will lose one or both breasts affected by the tumor. The advancement of medical and surgical studies for these women is a ray of hope ever more intense.


One of the last steps taken in that direction is a technique that aims to regenerate the mastectomy chest. The method involves inserting a breast-shaped chamber, which contains a sample of adipose tissue of women under the skin of the affected breast. This connects a blood vessel infiltration to adipose tissue, allowing it to grow and fill the chamber within which initially was estimated between six and eight months.

The Australian scientists Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne (BOBIM) Developed surgical techniques ensure that your approach could begin testing in humans within a period not less than three months.

In the coming months

The center’s operations director, Dr Phillip Marzella, maintains that it is launching a “prototype test” in the coming months will be up through what it calls an “initial demonstration” with about five or six women. With this demonstration is to verify that the body can regenerate its own supply of fat in the chest.

Also expected to create within two years a biodegradable chamber to dissolve once filled. “We have tested in several animal models, and we believe we have done enough evidence clinical pre to be confident now give way to human trials”Said Marzella.

Tendency to fill

The development of the technique depends on the body’s own behavior and how it is able to fill internal voids, although “You can also inject a gel-like substance to stimulate the growth of adipose tissue”Said the expert, adding that” lNature abhors a vacuum, so the camera itself, because it is empty, has to be filled by the body”.

Women participating in the tests must have undergone complete or partial mastectomy. The test seeks to regenerate a whole breast, but encourage the growth of adipose tissue in the affected area to demonstrate that the procedure is viable.

According to Marzella, the regenerative procedure could offer women an alternative to reconstruction Traditional breast and the Implants after mastectomy, but could help repair other damaged areas of the body. “We hope to move to other organs using the same principle: a camera that protects and contains cells as they grow and resume their normal function”He said.

Keep the nipple

Another study that can turn around to the realization of mastectomies focuses on the nipples. In the women who undergo a mastectomy to reduce the risk of spread or recurrence of breast cancer are often removed nipple with the affected breast. The current study suggests that some of these women could be performing the surgery without removing the nipple, for a rapid reconstruction of the breast with plastic surgery.

The research was conducted under the direction of Dr. Elena Brachtel of Massachusetts General Hospital and to determine if the nipple sparing mastectomy is safe, the team analyzed 230 Brachtel interventions in the hospital to learn how many nipples were removed during surgery cancers.

The result of the analysis is that the majority, 80 percent had no disease. When analyzed 84 mastectomy specimens of women without cancer diagnosis, but with a high risk of developing a breast tumor, the team found that none of the tumor cells had nipples. Thus, under certain conditions and when the tumor has certain characteristics, the risk could be considered low enough to preserve the nipple of the affected breast as Brachtel defends.