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Are you a BRCA Patient Interested in Prophylactic Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction?

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Angelina Jolie’s decision to have prophylactic mastectomies and immediate reconstruction prompted women across the country to look into their hereditary breast cancer risk. Surgeons at PRMA say they want women to know that the preventative surgery Jolie had is an option for those with a strong family history of breast cancer and […]

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Understanding Breast Cancer

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Author: Janine Guglielmino and Mary Alice Hartsock Most of us learn about breast cancer from the news and from events and studies that get us closer to “the cure.” But in reality, researchers are looking for many cures, because breast cancer is not a single disease. Breast cancer is a […]

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10 Tools of Victory for Cancer Survivors

Share on   Facebook Twitter Linkedin For those of you who weren’t able to attend our last Pink Ladies meeting at the Baptist Breast Center, I thought I would recap Andrea Kassem’s talk on the ‘Ten Tools of Victory for Cancer Survivors.’ You’ve probably heard a lot of these things before, but it’s always beneficial […]

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The Art of Nipple Reconstruction

Share on   Facebook Twitter Linkedin How is nipple reconstruction performed after a mastectomy?  If you’re like me, you’re really curious to know how your surgeon reconstructs your nipple after your breast reconstruction surgery. Although there are many different ways to do the procedure, the bow-tie method, which gets its name from the bow-tie shaped […]

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The Five Stages of Cancer Grief

Share on   Facebook Twitter Linkedin What are the stages of grief during breast cancer? During our Pink Ladies meeting last week, we had the opportunity to meet Lucy Zeigler, PRMA patient and certified professional counselor specializing in grief therapy. Lucy went over some really great information for those going through a breast cancer diagnosis, […]

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Advanced Breast Reconstruction Before and After Photos

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Are you interested in breast reconstruction at PRMA and want to see real results of the most advanced breast reconstruction techniques? View our before and after video of patients who had DIEP flap, SIEA flap, LAT flap, TUG flap, GAP flap and implant reconstruction. PRMA also specializes in nipple-sparing mastectomy in appropriate candidates. […]

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Breast Reconstruction With Latissimus Dorsi Flap

Share on   Facebook Twitter Linkedin Author: Dr. Gary Arishita What is Latissimus flap breast reconstruction?  A latissimus (LAT) flap is a procedure where part of the muscle on the back is used to do a reconstruction. A small segment of skin is also included with that muscle to do a reconstruction of the breast […]