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Rita’s Story

I am Rita Grey…I’m a dreamer with my feet on the ground and my heart on a cloud. I’m a daughter, mother, and grandma. Here is how I faced my experience with Breast Cancer: When I received my diagnosis: I didn’t know what to feel, I was confused until I ... Continue Reading

Phyllis’ Story

My story would be one of being so so thankful that I was diagnosed at practically stage zero and not having to go through anything other than the mastectomy and reconstruction. The way I have been affected is nothing compared to what my friends have been through who have had ... Continue Reading

Breast Reconstruction and the Virtual Consult

By Haritha B. Veeramachaneni, MD Telehealth, also referred to as telemedicine, is a great way to connect with your physician and stay on top of your healthcare needs. In this video, Dr. Haritha B. Veeramachaneni (also known as "Dr. Veera"), takes us through the benefits and ease of a virtual ... Continue Reading

Janice’s Story

My journey began approximately two years ago in the spring of 2018 when I found a lump and scheduled an appointment to see my doctor. At the time, I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t want to cause worry if it turned out to be nothing. I should have known ... Continue Reading

Chinyere’s Story

A Q&A with Chinyere What advice would you give to someone else who just received a diagnosis? I would first tell them to breath, staying calm and informed is the only way to combat the natural fear that the word cancer brings. When I first figured out that I had ... Continue Reading

Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction

By Frederick N. Lukash, MD, FACS, FAAP Breast reconstruction following mastectomy has evolved. Originally silicone implants were placed in the defect pocket. Tissue expansion and the use of flaps for additional coverage of implants improved the outcomes. Flaps with bulk were used to create breast mounds without the need for ... Continue Reading

Kristen’s Story

I was young. I was only 34. But that didn’t matter. It didn’t matter because cancer doesn’t care about your age, your gender, or your role in life. In fact, it doesn’t care about any of that. One day you are living your best life and the next day you ... Continue Reading

Genese’s Story

My name is Genese Smith. I am 40 years old, a mother of 2, a healthcare worker, and a breast cancer survivor, but that doesn’t define me. On February 2019, at the age of 38, I went to see my gynecologist, Dr. Lippert, for a routine checkup and birth control. ... Continue Reading

Do Breast Implants Increase My Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

By Matthew S. Kilgo, MD, FACS This is a question that occasionally comes up during my consultations with patients considering breast implant surgery. The answer is no, breast implants do not increase the risk of breast cancer. However, breast implants have been linked to a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma ... Continue Reading

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