Category Archives: Media Coverage

Praise for Our Book from Top US Cancer Docs, Top Plastic Surgeon on Twitter

In the last week, leading doctors have praised our book, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the nation’s largest group of cancer doctors, posted on Amazon.com. (see below).

Today  Dr. Olivier Branford, a London plastic surgeon and top in his field on social media wrote on Twitter: ‏@OlivierBranford
“Just received this brilliant book by @BCsurgstorieshttp://bcsurgerystories.com/ Invaluable for all concerned #BreastCancer#BreastReconstruction “

From the ASCO POST:  “Patricia Anstett, a well-published medical writer, has written Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You, a detailed account of one of the most important issues in the world of oncology. Along with the visual help of photographer Kathleen Galligan, Ms. Anstett has produced a valuable book in both the clinical cancer community as well as the patient-survivor sector…. Ms. Anstett made many wise choices in her book. She is a capable writer who knows her limitations in the craft of writing. As a result, she has produced an honest, valuable book that deals with clinical and emotional subjects that are daunting and confusing. Women who are facing these issues will be well served by this book.(The ASCO Post)”

Help Us Spread Word of Our Message with a Review; ASCO Post Review Gives Praise

Below are 2 new reviews, including one from the most influential US organization of medical oncologists. You can help by going to Amazon.com, searching for our book under breast cancer surgery and clicking, read more. At the end of the thread is a place where you can add a review. Also, under how to buy/find the book, click on Tell a Librarian to get a flyer and other reviews. Take to your public library and ask if they carry the book; if they don’t, suggest they do. Thanks. Pat Anstett

Patricia Anstett, a well-published medical writer, has written Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You, a detailed account of one of the most important issues in the world of oncology. Along with the visual help of photographer Kathleen Galligan, Ms. Anstett has produced a valuable book in both the clinical cancer community as well as the patient-survivor sector…. Ms. Anstett made many wise choices in her book. She is a capable writer who knows her limitations in the craft of writing. As a result, she has produced an honest, valuable book that deals with clinical and emotional subjects that are daunting and confusing. Women who are facing these issues will be well served by this book.(The ASCO Post)

“In 2014, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 102,000 of them underwent reconstruction, more than 71,000 right away and nearly 31,000 later. Anstett, a veteran newspaper reporter, and Galligan, an Emmy-winning photographer and breast-cancer survivor, spent two years thoroughly investigating women’s choices: breast-sparing lumpectomies with radiation; removal of one breast with and without reconstruction; removal of two breasts with and without reconstruction; reconstruction with tissue, saline implants, and silicone implants; nipple-sparing operations; nipple tattoos; and preventive mastectomies. Fortunately, they ably spell out the pros and cons of each option, and they provide the full names of the survivors along with their photographs. Anstett and Galligan also include chapters on finances and insurance, sex and intimacy, and how to cope with feeling like ‘damaged goods’ after surgery. Shaded boxes provide invaluable additional information, including a Q&A with a genetics counselor and lists of resources, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This important, well-reported guide should empower women with breast cancer to figure out their own best treatment. (Booklist)

Book Launches Successfully at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital hosted the public launch of “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You” with a 75-minute program with three survivors and two members of the Henry Ford breast cancer surgery team. We hope to expand awareness of women’s breast cancer surgery options with programs like this. You can tell from the photos how supportive the crowd was. Thanks everyone for coming out in support.

http://www.henryfordgalleries.com/Events/Community-Employees/Community-Breast-Cancer/i-pXf5Xhp

Media Coverage of the Book

  1. Grosse Pointe News, 5/26/16:  www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-News-i-2016-05-26-260979.114135-Local-author-says-book-a-labor-of-love.html

2. WJR, Marie Osborne, The Big Story, 6/10/16; http://www.wjr.com/the-big-story-with-marie-osborne/

3. Crain’s Detroit Business, 6/26/16

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160626/NEWS/160629787/author-to-discuss-breast-cancer-surgery

4. Grosse Pointe Times, 6/30/16;  http://Grosse Pointe Times, http://www.candgnews.com/news/woods-writer-pens-new-book-breast-cancer-94026#.V3PdDkg6iPU.facebook

5. Detroit Free Press, 7/10/16

Kathleen Galligan’s first-person story:

http://www.freep.com/story/life/2016/07/09/breast-cancer-surgery-reconstruction-mastectomy/86825740/

Photo link to 17 photos from book posted on www.freep.com:

http://www.freep.com/picture-gallery/life/2016/07/09/breast-cancer-survivors-share-their-story-for-new-reconstruction-book/86904190/

6. “I’m Taking Charge” breast reconstruction blog, 7/16/16; story, Q and A with author. http://imtakingcharge.com/new-book-features-breast-reconstruction-stories-gives-women-voice/

7. Henry Ford Health System/Community Events: http://www.henryfordgalleries.com/Events/Community-Employees/Community-Breast-Cancer/i-pXf5Xhp

8. San Antonio Express-News, july 26, http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Breast-cancer-reconstructive-surgery-Q-A-to-8425462.php

9. Methodist Healthcare live Facebook event, San Antonio, July 27. Also 3 TV interviews.

10. Michigan State University, College of Communications Arts, Aug. 2016, department newsletter. http://bit.ly/2bLoLLW

11. Grosse Pointe Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2016 issue: https://ec7d6667-a-b567feae-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/grossepointemagazine.com/grossepointemagazine/archive/2016%20Sep-Oct%20web.swf?attachauth=ANoY7corPrDIHlEDCQiJbGmbU4Olm9tWWn2-b4ebK3_wM1VSOz5k6IHM4NyGW8dMg3JQAcqfnqQXBtlC26QvClTFjpp1jllEQZj4InZF1QJLE4KD2HdsH49xD5mrjqwpfzOl4OsrCMvunfq8ssmZu7CS6vmS2OGIHb7sIO_j9lDSQjbfLeXlglvS_sYG8mEX8ECmqir_9eaR0Qb5AHmdVB-JVm0Ksxhf5XFuXP2_KDQc9qK1hjcJ-I_04QewrrJWgMwf5ckz8XB3&attredirects=0

12. Michigan Radio: : http://michiganradio.org/post/know-your-options-new-book-demystifies-breast-reconstruction

13. Hour Detroit, Oct. 2016: http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/October-2016/Good-Reads-Reviews/