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Breast Reconstruction
A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Her Treatment Options

Recent studies show more than 3 million women have a history of breast cancer in the United States. Every woman should know her options and have adequate information to make an educated decision about her breast cancer treatment. The third edition of Breast Reconstruction provides exclusive coverage on all topics related to breast reconstruction to help patients understand their treatment options. This publication – a special supplement to Plastic Surgery News – sheds light on common misconceptions of breast cancer and provides stories of hope, courage and innovation from the patients' and physicians' perspective. This issue also details initiatives by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation to increase awareness of breast reconstruction options and the importance of consulting a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery when considering this procedure.

Breast Reconstruction 2018

Includes stories on:
  • Power of sisterhood: Survivors help women rebuild their lives after cancer
  • Understanding your options after preventative mastectomy
  • Cancer survivor and plastic surgeon bring awareness to underserved communities
  • Pros and cons of breast reconstruction
  • Women bare their surgical scars in art exhibition
  • Navigating sexuality after treatment
  • Yoga moves to restore vitality
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Breast Reconstruction 2017

Includes stories on:
  • Fashion designer helps women discover their beauty in cancer fight
  • On the other side: When a plastic surgeon becomes a cancer patient
  • Breast reconstruction myths dispelled
  • Why breast cancer patients deserve a board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Open letter: Plastic surgeons pen why they perform breast reconstruction
  • Celebrate Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
  • Physician answers common questions about breast reconstruction
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Breast Reconstruction 2016

Includes stories on:
  • Milestones on the timeline of breast reconstruction
  • Politics and culture: Outside forces influence access to care
  • Using outcomes data to drive positive change
  • A physician’s perspective on the state of reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction, from the perspective of patients
  • Advances: Mastectomy, lumpectomy to nipple-sparing
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