The public launch of “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You” at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital drew a great, attentive crowd, including former Michigan Public Health Director Vernice Anthony. The book will be available again on July 2 on Amazon.com, after selling out. It currently is available at the Barnes and Noble book store, Grosse Pointe Woods.
Anstett plans similar programs with health systems this year, as one way of getting out the word to women about information may look hard to find.
Next up: June 27, Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, operating home of Dr. Minas Chyrsopoulo, one of the nation’s top breast reconstruction surgery. Medical writer Patricia Anstett obtained permission last year from the hospital to watch a nipple-sparing double mastectomy procedure using a woman’s own abdominal tissue and blood vessels. The woman’s story and her surgery anchor the breast reconstruction with tissue chapter in the book. These inside-the-OR stories are among the unique aspects of this book, told with moving photographs by award-winning photographer Kathleen Galligan.