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Understanding Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction

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 […]

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How Breast Reconstruction Can Rebuild Confidence

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 […]

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A Genetic Breakthrough Sheds Light on Risks of Breast Cancer

Over the past several decades, scientists have become more knowledgeable about the relationship between our genetic structure and relative risk of various diseases, like breast cancer. Indeed, just last summer, scientists at The University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria, a nonprofit which works to reduce the impact of cancer in Victoria, British Columbia, confirmed […]

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