Ana Lourdes Ruiz

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BACKGROUND Despite mixed survival data, the utilization of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for the prevention of a contralateral breast cancer (CBC) has increased significantly over the last 15 years, especially among women less than 40. We set out to look at our own experience with CPM, focusing on outcomes in women less than 40, the(More)
With an estimated 226,870 diagnoses and 39,510 deaths in 2012, breast cancer remains the most commonly occurring and second most lethal cancer among women in the United States (Howlader et al., 2011). Among those with breast cancer, patients aged less than 40 remain a particular challenge due, in part, to the inherent biologic aggressiveness of their(More)
With an estimated 226,870 diagnoses and 39,510 deaths in 2012, breast cancer remains the most commonly occurring and second most lethal cancer among women in the United States (Howlader et al., 2012). Although the prognosis is variable with a five-year survival ranging from 18-95 percent (Ries et al., 2001; Colleoni et al., 2005), axillary lymph node status(More)
BACKGROUND Axillary lymph node status at diagnosis remains the strongest predictor of long-term survival in breast cancer. Patients with more than ten axillary lymph nodes at diagnosis have a poor long-term survival. In this single institutional study, we set out to evaluate the prognosis of this high-risk group in the era of multimodality therapy. (More)
Purpose. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a rare low-grade vascular tumor associated with the human herpes virus 8. By analyzing the epidemiology, staging, and treatment of KS, we hoped to improve the quality of care at our institution. Methods. Review of the Mount Sinai Medical Center tumor registry database in Miami Beach, FL, USA, identified 143 cases of KS(More)
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