There are a number of wonderful organizations out there that advocate for breast cancer awareness. In fact, these organizations have done so well; it’s hard to find someone these days who doesn’t know what breast cancer is. Pink has become the universal color for breast cancer. The whole month of October is now dedicated to […]
Like every year, in January 2007, Sally went to the hospital for a routine breast examination. Her doctor didn’t find anything unusual, so it surprised her when, only a few months later, she felt a lump in her left breast. Sally decided to have it checked out, and when her doctor came into the room […]
Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, also known as immediate or one-step breast reconstruction, is the process of completing both the mastectomy and the breast reconstruction in a single surgical procedure. Traditional Breast Reconstruction Until the early 2000s, breast reconstruction involved several surgical procedures. In traditional breast reconstruction, the plastic surgeon would remove the breast tissue, then insert […]
Many women who suffer from breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy (the total removal of one or both breasts) or a lumpectomy (the partial removal of one or both breasts) as part of their treatment. While mastectomies are often the most effective treatment against breast cancer, more often than not, they leave the patient […]
More often than not, cancer treatments like chemotherapy cause hair loss. Some women lose all their hair during chemotherapy, while others may experience thinning. Hair loss isn’t exclusively along the scalp; it can also occur on the face, including the loss of eyebrows or eyelashes.