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Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy - Breast Reconstruction Specialist Radio Interview by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Feb 2009 9:51am It was an absolute pleasure to talk to DeLeon and Travis on "DeLeon Dialogue" on Sunday night, February 8th.   Breast cancer survivor DeLeon and cervical cancer survivor Travis talk frankly with their guests about quality of life as cancer survivors in remission. They discuss side effects, spirituality, mastectomy, sexuality, health and wel ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction - Breast Cancer Patients Denied Right To Choose by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 6:46pm Despite the increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed of the reconstructive options available to them, according to a recently published report. Newly released statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows there were more t ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction: New Video Discusses Latest Breast Reconstruction Options by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 6:06pm Breast reconstruction surgery restores something that nature has provided but cancer has taken away. Unfortunately, most American women with breast cancer do not even realize they have the option of breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Breast reconstruction is not a cosmetic procedure.... it is every woman's right: it ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Makes Breast Cancer Patients Whole Again After Mastectomy by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 12:13am Alarmingly, 70% of American women facing surgery for breast cancer are not told about the option of breast reconstruction. Perhaps one of the best things about breast reconstruction is that it can be performed at any time….  you can never “miss the boat” so to speak. Regardless of the timing of the procedure, breast reconstruction enables wo ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Surgery - Part I - Tissue Expanders, Breast Implants and Alloderm by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm 6 Comments This posting is the first of a 3-part series on breast reconstructive surgery  discussing the reconstructive options available to women facing mastectomy for breast cancer. Every woman has a right to breast reconstruction. This has now actually become a federal mandate and insurance companies are required to pay for all types of breast reconst ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Surgery - Part II - Muscle Flap Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm Women interested in breast reconstruction after mastectomy have several reconstruction options to choose from. In Part I of this series we discussed tissue expanders, breast implants and Alloderm. Though implant reconstruction remains the most common method of breast reconstruction in the US, many women are now steering away from this option, ... Read on »
Tammy's Breast Reconstruction Journey. Part I - My Breast Cancer Diagnosis by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 10:01pm By Tammy Carrington My name is Tammy and I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) in June 2009. I underwent bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with DIEP flaps. I believe it is important to share my story on how I made my decision because when I was looking for information on other women’s experiences, it was hard to ... Read on »
Comparison of Abdominal Donor-Site Morbidity of SIEA, DIEP, and Muscle-Sparing Free TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm A study published in September's edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examined the abdominal recovery rates and patient satisfaction after breast reconstruction with different abdominal flaps: the DIEP, SIEA and muscle-sparing free TRAM. The SIEA (superficial inferior epigastric artery) flap is the least invasive method of lower abdominal ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Helps Cancer Patients Return to Normalcy, According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm "It's only a part of my body, not my life," said Lola Sawyers when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1997. The diagnosis was not a shock to Sawyers as her mother had breast cancer. Lynette Dilbert, whose sister died from breast cancer, was determined not to let the disease take over her life when she was diagnosed in August 200 ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Recurrence Not Related To Method Of Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm One of my breast cancer patients called me today. She recently underwent bilateral mastectomies and immediate breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps. She recovered very well from the surgery but unfortunately her pathology results showed that she had cancer extending almost to the edge of the mastectomy specimen. The exact medical jargon used by t ... Read on »