A new, reliable source of information on breast cancer surgery choices _ from going flat to undergoing immediate or delayed breast reconstruction _ that you can read on your phone debuted today.
The app, two years in the making, is for iPhones; an android version is coming later in September, according to the app’s creator, Dr. Minas Chrysouplo, a leading breast reconstruction surgeon.
He and his San Antonio team gathered suggestions and input from dozens of breast cancer survivors, previvors, doctors, health care workers and writers, including Patricia Anstett, author of “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction, What’s Right for You.”
To download the app, go to https://breastadvocateapp.com/
As desireable as it may sound, most women who have breast reconstruction will have two or more procedures, a top plastic surgeon says. Here’s a look at the realities from Dr. Minas Chyropoulo of San Antonio, for the web site of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Breast reconstruction has risen 35% since 2000, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Implant-based reconstruction still far outnumbers autologous tissue breast reconstruction. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/2016/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery.html
Women like Hiam Hamade, a breast cancer survivor who runs a federally-funded breast and cervical cancer screening program in Dearborn, MI, tell their reconstruction stories in the upcoming, “Breast Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction: What’s Right for You.” The stories are some of the first published about Arab women.