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As we gear up for our Breast Reconstruction Awareness day event on Oct 17, I have been reflecting on how much our approach to reconstruction and treatment of breast cancer has changed over the years. When I was in general surgery training in the 1980’s, most women with breast cancer received a “modified radical mastectomy” (MRM), which… Read More »
According to a new study, women who have opted for breast enlargement with implants have objectively measureable improvement in several aspects of their lives. It’s an important question to answer, not just because it is a significant surgery, but because it is also a purely elective procedure. What’s more, critics of breast implants emphasize risks, while… Read More »
With all the publicity surrounding Angelina Jolie’s decision to have prophylactic mastectomies because of the BRCA breast cancer gene, it should come as no surprise that a new word has appeared to describe her choice: Previvor. Why wait until you have breast cancer, goes the logic, when you can prevent it? Better to be a previvor than a survivor,… Read More »