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Breast Reconstruction

Innovation supports women's personal choice for post-cancer breast reconstruction

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Thursday, July 28, 2022

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, and when they are, it helps to have choices for breast reconstruction after cancerous tissue removal. Thanks to innovations in surgery, women now have more options than ever when it comes to post-cancer breast reconstruction.


A breast reconstruction patient recounts the highs and lows of recovery

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, October 27, 2021

When Merry Maddox Rogers was first diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, reconstruction was the last thing on her mind. "I didn't care," she recalls. "I was just thinking, 'get it out, get it out, get it out.'"


The importance of having a plastic surgeon on your breast cancer team

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Thursday, August 5, 2021

Navigating a breast cancer diagnosis can be an all-consuming experience. Whether processing the news, preparing for a mastectomy or going through chemotherapy, the process often takes over every facet of your life, and likely, the last thing on your mind is reconstructive surgery.


On the other side: ASPS President shares lessons learned during her breast cancer and reconstruction journey

By Kendra Y. Mims-Applewhite Tuesday, September 15, 2020

ASPS President Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, discovered she had breast cancer in 2018 after an MRI revealed a malignant lesion that her routine screening mammogram missed. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with tissue expanders, and began chemotherapy and radiation while serving as president-elect, and subsequently, president of the Society.


The decision maker: A breast cancer diagnosis wrested control away from Pamela Bailey – but she took it back quickly

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Throughout her life, Pam Bailey prided herself on her ability to take control. The daughter of parents who took part in various philanthropic efforts, she dedicated much of her time to continuing that cause, leading organizations that supported children's hospitals and took care of neglected and abused children.


Breastless in America: Survivor helps women find hope, healing and closure after breast cancer

By Kendra Y. Mims-Applewhite Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alisa Savoretti never imagined returning to the Las Vegas stage without her breast. The former showgirl retired her dancing shoes to build an e-commerce business after years of touring the world. She poured her time, energy and money into launching a successful online furniture store, but her plans took an unexpected turn in 2001 when she felt a lump in her right breast.


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