When you are diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing treatments and surgeries, you are subjected to information overload. Of course, you probably want to read as much as you can about what you’re going through, but where should you start?
Honestly, the best place to start is right here on this website. You’re already reading this blog post, so once you’re done, take a look around and explore. We have compiled some of the best information about your procedure and answered some of our patient’s most commonly asked questions about what you’re going through. Let’s take a closer look at the website and why it’s such an essential resource to you as a patient.
Procedures: Starting at the top of the page, you will see six tabs, beginning with ‘procedures.’ Our center offers many — DIEP, GAP, PAP, a nipple and skin-sparing mastectomy, nipple tattoos, procedure repair and more innovative options such as lymph node transfers. Whatever you are undergoing, this section of the site includes detailed information and photos that outline what you can expect.
Gallery: Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words and our patients prefer to see what they can expect. In our gallery, you can see photos from real patients who have had one of these successful procedures.
About: Under this tab, you can learn about some of the members of your team, including our physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants. Their photos and background provide a glimpse into the people who take great care in making sure you are treated well.
Blogs: Each month, we post new blogs on topics that relate to your recovery and your life post-surgery. For example, we’ve written about nutrition and what you should — and should not — eat before your procedure and talked about why your family medical history is so vital to your treatment plan. We’ve tackled intimacy issues and provided tips on creating New Year’s resolutions.
Most importantly, this website isn’t a one-and-done. You can scroll back further through almost 100 pages of blog archives to see all of the topics that we have covered. And if your question isn’t there? Call or write to us and let us know. We stay on top of what our patients want to know.
Q&A: We alternate our blogs with monthly Q&As. This is where our patients write to us and ask us something about their procedure or care. Our experienced medical team answers their questions, but we understand that these might be the same questions you have, too. By sharing the questions and answers on our site, our patients can learn from one another’s experiences and get answers to the questions that they might have been afraid to ask.
Procedure information: Our center offers many procedures — DIEP, GAP, PAP, nipple tattoos, procedure repair and more innovative options such as lymph node transfers and ReSensation. Whatever you are undergoing, we have provided detailed information and photos that outline what you can expect. In our gallery, you can also see pictures from real patients who have had one of these successful procedures.
More Resources: Here, you’ll find a list of hotels in case your loved ones need a place to stay during your stay here, a list of Frequently Asked Questions and testimonials from other patients of ours.
Take your time and read each of the sections thoroughly and if you can’t find something you need or want, use our ‘contact’ section to reach us and tell us what you need. Our site is a resource for you and so are we.