Breast reconstruction options

movimg1I wrote a piece last month on reconstructive breast surgery and specifically the lack of options presented to women by their surgeons. This piece was prompted by an article which appeared last December in the New York Times stating that “Even as promising new operations are gaining traction at academic medical centers, plastic surgeons often fail to tell patients about them.” The article reports that ” only one third of women undergoing operations for breast cancer said their general surgeons had discussed reconstruction at all, according to a study published in the journal Cancer.

Today I came across a video on YouTube which highlights the issue with the story of Victoria Bordner and her experience of breast reconstruction.

Watch video here

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