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Category: Reconstructive Surgery

Lending a Helping Hand for Breast Reconstruction

Posted June 21, 2013

Inaugural BRA Day proceeds provide funding for breast reconstruction awareness, charitable care and research First launched in 2011 in Canada and on Oct. 17, 2012 in the US, Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day promotes education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction through question and answer sessions, lectures, flash mobs, fundraising parties, advertising campaigns and […]

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Angelina Jolie Uses Shaped Implants for Breast Reconstruction

Posted June 14, 2013

Actress, humanitarian and mother of six’s preventative mastectomy and reconstruction expands dialogue and raises awareness about women’s health Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction resulted in a firestorm of publicity. Not only did it create dialogue about what to do when testing positive for the defective BRCA 1gene as Jolie had, but […]

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The Many Types of Breast Reconstruction

Posted May 28, 2013

New and established options for implants and flap procedures Today more than ever, women have a choice as to what they can do regarding breast reconstruction. The two main procedures – implants and tissue flap procedures – include a variety of options.

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Angelina Jolie Tells Story of Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

Posted May 14, 2013

“I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” writes Angelina Jolie in a candid New York Times column published today. The actress and director revealed that she recently chose to have a double mastectomy after doctors told her she had the breast cancer gene BRCA1, meaning Jolie has an (estimated) 87 percent risk […]

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After Mastectomy: What to Know

Posted April 28, 2013

Awareness Can Help Ease Recovery After mastectomy, you may feel overwhelmed by the physical and emotional ramifications of diagnosis, surgery and breast reconstruction. But with hospital stays averaging three days or less, it’s important to know what to expect. What follows are some brief checklists that may help guide you through the process.

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