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BRA Day Lends a Helping Hand for Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Proceeds provide funding for breast reconstruction awareness, charitable care and research First launched in 2011 in Canada and on Oct. 17, 2012 in the US, Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day promotes education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction through question and answer sessions, lectures, flash mobs, fundraising parties, advertising campaigns and community gatherings. A …

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Text Your Doctor, Get Better Sooner

While text messaging started out as a fad among teenagers, today its widespread use has extended to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that text messaging between the patient and surgeon led to faster recovery times. Women who exchanged texts with their surgeon made significantly fewer clinic visits …

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Brave Day

March 21, 2013 from 5-7 pm at Meridian Park Hospital CHEC center will be a an event promoting awareness for breast cancer reconstruction and other breast cancer rights/options. BRAVE stands for Breast Restoration Advocacy Education. The idea is to let people know that there is a federal law that states that if an insurance company …

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New Fat Grafting Technique Successful for Breast Reconstruction

A new fat grafting procedure tested in the U.K. seems to offer patients a new choice for their breast reconstruction surgery. The adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC) fat grafting procedure, also known as RESTORE, was developed by a San Diego-based regenerative medicine company called Cytori Therapeutics. Many researchers, surgeons, and companies are seeking ever better ways …

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Delayed Breast Reconstruction Correlated with Patient Satisfaction

According to a new study by the NHS Information Centre, it seems that women who delay reconstructive breast surgery following their mastectomies are happier with the results than those women who had immediate breast reconstruction. Researchers found that 76 percent of the women who decided to wait were satisfied with their new breast’s appearance, while …

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Many Breast Reconstruction Patients are Ill-Informed About Their Options

A recent article in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has revealed that a number of women treated with mastectomy were not well-informed about breast reconstruction. Since these patients were heavily involved in making serious decisions about treatment with their doctors, study authors Clara N. Lee and her colleagues fear that breast reconstruction patients …

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