If you are currently fighting breast cancer and are considering a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, you may have already discussed some options with your oncologist. While oncologists are extremely well versed in fighting cancer, they may not be able to answer every question you may have about breast reconstruction post-mastectomy. Here are some frequent questions and answers your oncologist may … Read More
The Jolie Effect: Who Should Get a Preemptive Mastectomy?
When the New York Times famously published the Angelina Jolie-penned op-ed “My Medical Choice” on May 14, 2013, the actress/director/humanitarian’s admission that she underwent an elective double mastectomy came as a shock to many of her fans around the world. As Jolie told it, she underwent genetic testing for the BRCA1 gene following the untimely loss of her mother, … Read More