Ask The Expert from Sloan Kettering Cancer Center About Breast Reconstruction
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center expert Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC, discussed and answered participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery during a live Web chat on July 16, 2014. The recorded version of the Web Chat will be available later this week.
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.
The Web Chat with the Expert series is not intended to be a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional, diagnosis, or treatment. Speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding your health.
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