Cool For Summer

Cool For Summer

Making healthy changes at any point in your life can help you reduce your risk of a recurrence or new cancer, prevent additional health issues and keep your body strong as it recovers from treatment and surgery. Consider these important 6 healthy living choices: Drop...
Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips

The warmer, sunnier weather is calling you to the great outdoors, but breast cancer survivors need to take extra special precautions to care for their skin. Why? Both chemotherapy and radiation treatments can make the skin more sensitive to the sun up to two years...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: I had a bilateral mastectomy in October 2016. I finished radiation on the right side in January 2017, and underwent bilateral latissimus flap reconstruction in August 2017. I had capsular contracture (when the scar tissue or capsule that normally forms around the...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: I had bilateral mastectomy on May 11, 2018, as a result of inflammatory breast cancer. I did have a tumor, but I also had a complete response to chemo and clear margins at surgery, followed by six weeks of radiation. A 5mm metastasis to one lymph node and a total...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: What is the success rate for someone with: • a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in 2011; • encapsulation in 2016 with several fat graft attempts; • failed implant on radiated left breast site, removed in December 2016; and • removed right implant...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: I had a mastectomy in 2008 with implant reconstruction. I had the implants exchanged during additional procedures to help improve the look of the breast. I am very unhappy with how I look as it is very unnatural. I am not opposed to a procedure with another implant...
When is the Ideal Time for Reconstruction Surgery?

When is the Ideal Time for Reconstruction Surgery?

Some breast cancer patients require a mastectomy, the removal of a breast affected with cancer. Many choose to then have reconstruction surgery in an attempt to rebuild the breasts back to a normal look and shape. But when is the best time to have this surgery – at...