At long last, there is some good news for women.
Death rates from female breast cancer fell by close to 40% from 1989 to 2015, largely due to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments including targeted therapies, according to the American Cancer Society. One area where we are making great strides is access to breast reconstruction. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation are leading the Breast Reconstruction Awareness USA Campaign or BRADAYUSA campaign. To date, this campaign has raised more than $931,000 to support research, projects, programs and the charitable surgical care of women in need of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. In short, this m
THE MORE YOU KNOW: Nearly Half Of Breast Cancer Patients Are Not Getting The Information They Need About Reconstruction
(HealthNewsDigest.com) – A survey of 762 women with breast cancer who were eligible for breast reconstruction conducted by the Cancer Support Community (CSC) found that 43% of patients do not receive information about breast reconstruction options at diagnosis. According to Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the CSC, “Despite improved access to information about breast reconstruction, our survey found that there remains a need for an all-inclusive patient education resource that enables women to think about what’s personally important to them so they can be empowered to ask the right questions and make the best decision.”
Breast reconstruction is one of the many very personal and imp