MEET DR. LISA CASSILETH: ONE-STAGE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGEON
Dr. Lisa Cassileth of Beverly Hills is committed to making the process of reconstruction following breast cancer surgery just a little less traumatic, painful and drawn out. The board-certified plastic surgeon has created the Cassileth One-Stage Breast Reconstruction technique, whereby she reconstructs breasts at the time of mastectomy in one single surgery. This approach significantly cuts down on recovery time, risk, pain and mental anguish, and is particularly appreciated by woman undergoing elective mastectomy due to the BRCA gene. The innovative technique was recently published in the August 2012 Annals of Plastic Surgery. Traditional reconstruction requires months of using tissue exp
CANCER AND BEAUTY – INTERVIEW WITH BRITTA ARAGON
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BITB has interviewed Britta Aragon, a natural beauty expert, cancer survivor and author of When Cancer Hits. A survivor of Hodgkinâ€™s Disease at age 16, she became intensely interested in finding hair, skin and nail products appropriate for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiationÂ when her father underwent an eight year battle with cancer. Even products for sensitive skin were laden with irritating ingredients. As a result, Britta become an epert in safe solutions for those experiencing side effects from chemotherapy, radiation or medication and even for those who experience skin conditions like eczema, sensitivity or chronic dryness.