A unique new book, “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You,’’ by Detroit author Patricia Anstett, with photography by Kathleen Galligan, will be launched Wednesday, June 29 with a community event at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
The event begins with a book signing, networking and refreshments from 5-6 p.m., with music by pianist Ryan Schildcrout, followed by a one-hour program from 6-7 p.m. on breast surgery and reconstruction. The program features Anstett, as moderator, three breast cancer survivors and Henry Ford breast cancer experts, Lisa Newman, M.D., and Dunya Atisha, M.D.
The book is based on nearly three years of interviews across the country with breast cancer survivors, experts and women with extensive family histories of breast and ovarian cancer. Anstett also visited breast surgery centers to understand what the surgeries entail and to observe model practices at top programs. Galligan, an Emmy-award winning, Detroit Free Press photographer, was diagnosed with breast cancer three months after beginning work on the project. She wrote her own first-person chapter in the book, to be published June 16 from Rowman & Littlefield. It is available on Amazon.com and at select bookstores.
RSVP to attend the Ford event: 248-325-3890, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other programs on breast cancer surgery and reconstruction are planned throughout 2016.