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Work in progress!

Had a great interview today with Dr. Michael Meininger, a Detroit-area plastic surgeon, for my upcoming breast cancer surgery book. There sure is a lot happening I am eager to tell women about. So many options but still so many questions. I am a life-long reporter on breast health. The book will focus on stories of women describing the choices and steps they made along the way. Please share your stories with us at It’s important we build a national network where women can find and share reliable and insightful answers to their questions, as told by other women and their doctors.


Welcome to, a place for discussion and information about breast cancer surgery choices: mastectomy, lumpectomy,  reconstruction or living without it.

We want to hear your stories. We also will follow the field and report on what’s new.

This site is maintained by Patricia Anstett, author of “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You,” with Emmy award-winning photographer Kathleen Galligan.

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