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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center expert Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC, discussed and answered participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.

Dr. Pusic is a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstruction after cancer surgery. She performs a broad range of reconstructive surgeries using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques. Dr. Pusic has a strong interest in breast reconstruction, and is involved in a number of advocacy, outreach, and education initiatives for breast cancer survivors. Click here to learn more about Dr. Pusic.

Choosing to have breast reconstruction after surgical treatment for breast cancer may help to improve concerns about body image and quality of life as well as mitigate the psychological, social, sexual, and physical impact of treatment. Dr. Pusic will provide an overview of breast reconstruction options, the factors involved in determining the ideal surgical approach and treatment strategy, and how patient satisfaction and outcomes are being improved.

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