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Closing the Loop: Breast Reconstruction

9/12/2016

High Point, NC — October marks an important month where we focus attention on breast cancer and the patients’ lives that are affected.  During this month, it is important to think about breast cancer prevention and awareness. It is also important to consider the options that exist for the many women currently fighting the battle and those that will be diagnosed.

In 2015 approximately 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed.  Treatment options may include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or a combination of the three. Surgical mastectomy is recommended in some cases of breast cancer.  For those women, it is important to know what options exist following surgery.

Breast reconstruction can be an important part of the recovery process, as it can impact the patient’s psychological and sexual well-being. Seven out of ten women are not aware of their breast reconstruction options following mastectomy.  Less than 1 in 5 American women who undergo mastectomy go on to have breast reconstruction.  It is also important to know that it is never too late to have reconstructive surgery to rebuild your breasts. 

Join Dr. Elisa Stein with UNC Regional Physicians Surgical Associates for a detail discussion of mastectomy and reconstruction options

Date:               Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time:               6:00 p.m.
Location:         Millis Regional Health Education Center
600 N. Elm Street, High Point

To reserve your seat, call the Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.

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