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  • Megan P
  • 3 years ago

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Don't want to "bother" your doc with phone calls, tired of  anxiously waiting for a call to address your concerns?  Want to reduce unnecessary office visits or readmits to the hospital? Texting demonstrated to improve outcomes in breast reconstruction patients http://www.marketwatch.com/story/texting-promotes-recovery-after-breast-reconstruction-reports-study-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgeryr-2012-06-29?siteid=nbkh!

xo,Beverly

 
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When deciding on your course of treatment with your care team, it is important to be aware of side effects and challenges that may ensue.

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America learns of the side effects from her breast cancer treatment in the following link; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/robin-roberts-mds-bone-marrow_n_1586151.html?ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=061112&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

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What will they think of next? New research promises breast implants with cancer fighting properties. We definitely want to stay tuned.
http://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/research-development-cancer-fighting-breast-implants-1036439http://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/research-development-cancer-fighting-breast-implants-1036439

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Wow, that is absolutely fascinating! It will be interesting to see if these are used in women with no history of cancer as well, and just become the new standard for implants.

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Tissue expansion prior to breast reconstruction made more comfortable by allowing the individual to be in charge of their comfort. They have heard us!
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120201/New-York-hospital-offers-at-home-method-for-tissue-expansion-for-breast-reconstruction-surgery.aspx

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Wow, this is fantastic - its amazing they were able to create the space in 15 days.

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Suzanne Somers Discusses her Revolutionary Breast Reconstruction with Iscador.

Click here to read the article.

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Smoking is a nasty habit. Keeping it a secret from the doc can be devastating. Click on this article to learn why it is time to stop smoking.
http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/05/smoking-can-make-your-nipples-fall-off/?hpt=hp_c2

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Came across this article from MD News -- it discusses the DIEP Flap Procedure, and some of the differences between DIEP and TRAM. 
CLICK HERE

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Las Vegas dentist Olya Banchik, who was inspired by her own mother's bout with breast cancer, has stepped up to help women deal with the broken teeth, oral infections, and inflamed periodontal tissue that often result from cancer treatment.

Click here to read how this awesome woman is helping other women.

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Nipple-sparing mastectomy is safe and effective for certain breast cancer patients and women who have their breasts removed because they're at high risk for breast cancer, according to a new study. Go here to read it.

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Psychology of a breast reconstruction to be studied by UNC School of Medicine doctor.

 Click here to read the article. So happy to see this being given the attention it deserves!

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Only seven per cent of female breast cancer patients opt for breast reconstruction surgery. One doctor is committed to finding out why more women don't opt for reconstruction. Click here to read an article that discusses how she intends to draw attention to the benefit of reconstruction.

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The same doctor in the article above, Dr. Melinda Musgrave, was interviewed on the same topic by Forbes. Click here if you would like to read the article.

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