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PRMA Plastic Surgery Offering Breast Reconstruction Follow-Up Services for Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

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The surgeons of PRMA Plastic Surgery are honored to offer breast reconstruction surgery follow up care for patients who have been displaced by the recent storms until patients are able to resume care with their local physician. PRMA Plastic Surgery is offering follow up care after breast reconstruction surgery for patients displaced by Hurricane Harvey at no charge. “Our goal …

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What Happens During Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

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By: Elaine K. Howley From: usnews.com Many women undergo a breast reconstruction after having a lumpectomy or mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment. Choosing whether to do so is a highly personal decision, but one that women are increasingly selecting. According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, “reconstruction use increased from 46 percent in …

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AiRS Foundation Shines Light On One of the Least Talked About, But Important Topics, Surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness

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We live in a day and age where most people know someone who has been affected with breast cancer as nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. And while there are many causes and organizations that are dedicated to funding research and a cure, the Alliance in Reconstructive …

Device Lets Cancer Patients Assist in Their Own Breast Reconstruction, at Home

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By: Emily Mullin From: technologyreview.com/ A needleless, remote-controlled device for tissue expansion is awaiting FDA approval. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2015, Cindy Shanker, 67, of Los Gatos, California, got a double mastectomy on the advice of her oncologist. A few months later, her surgeon asked if she wanted to join a clinical trial for an experimental …

Options and Resources for Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

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By: David Song, MD, MBA, FACS & Terri Coutee Breast reconstruction is an option for women and men after having a mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis. It is also a consideration for women who have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation and wish to have a prophylactic mastectomy to greatly decrease the chances of getting cancer. Breast …

OLGA PARTNERS WITH MY HOPE CHEST TO HELP PROVIDE CANCER SURVIVORS WITH BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY

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PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), owner of the Olga women’s intimates brand, has announced a year-long campaign to raise funds for My Hope Chest.  My Hope Chest is the only national non-profit organization that helps to fund reconstructive surgery for mastectomy patients who cannot afford the procedure. Now through April 30, 2015, consumers can support the cause by visiting a dedicated …

Scarring After Breast Cancer Surgery

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With all of the issues associated with breast cancer surgery, one that does not receive much attention, if any at all, is the scars after breast cancer surgery.  At the time of decision-making before surgery, most of us focus on what needs to be done in order to remove the cancer and selecting a course of treatment that prevents the …

Treating cancer patients puts everything else into perspective

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by: Miranda Fielding, MD as seen on KevinMD.com When I was about ten years old, swimming on a Texas swim team, I remember hearing that the child of one of the local coaches had been diagnosed with leukemia.  The idea of a kid dying of an untreatable disease was so foreign to me that I am sure that I have …

Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine Debuts Their BCW Bloggers

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I recently received notification from Beverly Vote, Publisher, the Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, that in the Fall issue of the magazine, they would be debuting their 10 BCW Bloggers in a double page spread, sharing not only their pictures and bios, but also inviting them to post a blog on the Breast Cancer Wellness website. To quote Beverly, “the Breast …