Category Archives: Oncoplastic Reconstruction

In this interview appearing in the New York Post, Melanie Testa, a 47-year-old artist, textile designer and craft-book author from Brooklyn, talks about why she decided to go breastless after a double mastectomy — and how she became an accidental … Continue reading

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Some 20–30% of Australian women feel regret after deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction. The same research showed the regret had a physiological impact on the women, according to the Breast Cancer Network Australia. A new online tool … Continue reading

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. ‘Breast in a day’ is a treatment approach in which the mastectomy and breast reconstruction happens all in one surgery, rather than the more common multiple surgeries over an extended period, in this report from NBC’s TODAY Show. It’s … Continue reading

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This report from the New York Times exposes an issue of increasing concern to breast cancer patients given available treatment options of oncoplastic breast reconstruction, including nipple sparing mastectomy. “Our focus has been on what women look like,” said Dr. … Continue reading

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After undergoing a double mastectomy to treat a breast cancer diagnosis, many women elect to have reconstructive surgery with breast implants. In this local news report from NBC, watch as Samantha Blanco describes her experience with a new medical device, … Continue reading

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Three years ago, Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she’d had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for mutations in the BRCA1 gene, which put her at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. … Continue reading

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In this story, Cosmopolitan.com spoke with three anonymous women, age 26, 33 and 42, about their relationships with their bodies and their experiences of sex and love after mastectomy. In this candid interview, each woman answers questions about: [1] When … Continue reading

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The Breast Cancer Answers Book: Your Guide to Achieving Emotional Reconstruction®, co-authored by breast cancer patient Phyllis Gapen and breast cancer medical expert, Jay K. Harness, M.D., has been named an Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Cancer category, of the … Continue reading

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