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European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Calls for Official Guidelines on Breast Reconstruction

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SOURCE: European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery From: prnewswire.com The lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1/7, the most common female cancer. While curable in 70–80% of patients, treatment (including surgery, radio- and chemotherapy) often leave women physically and psychologically impaired. Breast reconstruction plays an invaluable role in recovery, increasing patients’ self-esteem and quality of life. The European …

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Breast Cancer Patients Needing Radiation Therapy Face Higher Risk of Implant Reconstruction Complications Requiring Additional Surgery

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From: breastadvocateapp.com Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most commonly performed method of reconstruction in the United States today. While the procedure can be performed in one surgery (known as ‘direct to implant’), most women have a 2-stage approach beginning with tissue expanders. These are replaced with a permanent implant a few months later at a second surgery (stage 2) Implants …

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Perception critical to women’s breast reconstruction decision making

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Source: Queensland University of Technology From: eurekalert.org The largest ever behavioral study of breast surgeons, breast care nurses and former or current breast cancer patients reveals surgeons have more say than patients on reconstructive surgery options When women undergo surgical treatment for breast cancer, they often also have reconstructive surgery but new QUT research reveals many women feel left out …

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Nearly Three in Five U.S. Women Do Not Know There Is a Difference Between Cosmetic Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: PR Newswire From: finance.yahoo.com – More than one in four women in the U.S. are currently considering a cosmetic procedure; among those currently considering a procedure, 73 percent have never had one in the past – Nearly three in five women in the U.S. do not know there is a difference between a cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon – …

So What Is A Breast Expansion

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

For those who have never dealt with a mastectomy and reconstruction, the concept of breast expansion most likely would conger up images of a woman who wants to enlarge the size of the breasts that she has.  However, for those who have had a mastectomy and choose to have new breasts created, a new space needs to be created to …

Introducing “The BREASTation”

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Start with the statistic of 7 out of 10 women who have breast cancer surgery are never apprised of their options regarding reconstruction.  Give that information to a 2x breast cancer survivor who has had a double mastectomy with reconstruction.  Have that survivor discuss the information with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Saul Berger, who made her journey so easy and …

Do We Expect Too Much from Our Doctors

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I am a huge proponent of finding the right medical professionals to help us to live a healthy life and to assist us when and if any medical problems arise.  I suppose that I base my expectations on the doctors who accompanied me on my two journeys with breast cancer and reconstruction and parathyroid/thyroid surgeries and subsequent treatment.  It wasn’t …