Breast Reconstruction

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Caring for Yourself after a Mastectomy or Breast Tissue Expander Placement Surgery

Mastectomy and tissue expander placement surgery can present both physical and emotional difficulties. There are many factors to consider, and managing your pain while caring for your incision, drain, and dressings are important elements of post-surgical care. Use these guidelines as a resource to help inform you on how to best care for your mind […]

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

DIEP Flap Surgery: Cari’s Breast Reconstruction Journey

When navigating the journey of life-saving treatments for breast cancer, the option to undergo reconstructive surgery is personal and unique to every individual. Depending on each patient’s circumstances, there are several reconstruction options, including implant-based reconstruction, Aesthetic Flat Closure, or DIEP Flap Reconstruction. With a DIEP Flap Surgery, skin and fat are taken from the […]

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Friday, October 1st, 2021

Deborah’s Story of Early Detection: Self-Breast Exam Instructions Included

“If you notice a change in your breast tissue, consult your health professional,” the breast self-examination card hanging in patient Deborah Jones’ shower reads. For years, Deborah would go through the technique of routinely checking her breasts: pressing the pads of her index, middle and ring fingers to her opposite side with firm to light […]

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Breast Cancer Journey Resources

The saying, “it takes a village,” applies to many aspects of life and a breast cancer diagnosis is no exception. In a moment where time may seem to simultaneously stand still and speed up all at once, the greatest thing a patient can do when ready is assemble their “village,” or treatment team. This may […]

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