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New York legislation aims to inform breast reconstruction candidates

New York legislation aims to inform breast reconstruction candidates

Earlier this year, a new law passed by state legislators in New York mandates that, as of January 1, hospitals will be required to present breast cancer patients with all of their options regarding reconstructive surgeries. Legislation ensures that all patients who are undergoing mastectomies, lymph node dissections, or lumpectomies will receive the information relevant to breast reconstruction.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
October 22, 2010
Healthcare reform includes aid for young women facing breast cancer

Healthcare reform includes aid for young women facing breast cancer

A relatively unknown portion of the Obama administration's healthcare reform has set aside $9 million for the next four years to promote breast cancer awareness and safety measures in women between the ages 15 to 44, according to Kaiser Health News.

The initiative will focus on educating young women about ways to identify the disease early, as well as habits that could prevent it from developing in the future.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
October 19, 2010
Breast cancer victim shares story about struggle and recovery

Breast cancer victim shares story about struggle and recovery

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Debbie Horwitz will be speaking about her battle against breast cancer at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in North Carolina.

She'll be sharing the details of her struggle, the diagnosis, treatment and reconstruction, according to The Richmond County Daily Journal.

Horwitz was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, when she was 32 years old. As soon as she received the diagnosis, she immediately turned to the internet to find
information about breast reconstruction surgery.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
October 7, 2010
Reconstructive breast surgery combats the effects of aging

Reconstructive breast surgery combats the effects of aging

Age and pregnancy can take a toll on the shape of any woman's breasts and, in addition to stretch marks and weight gain, can also be a major self-esteem issue, according to CBS.Age and pregnancy can take a toll on the shape of any woman's breasts and, in addition to stretch marks and weight gain, can also be a major self-esteem issue, according to CBS.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
September 28, 2010
Heidi Montag wants to undergo breast reduction

Heidi Montag wants to undergo breast reduction

The former star of the hit TV show, The Hills, recently told Life & Style Magazine that she regrets the plastic surgery procedures she underwent nine months ago, which left her with G-cup breast implants.The former star of the hit TV show, The Hills, recently told Life & Style Magazine that she regrets asking for G-cup breast implants.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
September 28, 2010

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