LIPSG kicked off breast cancer awareness month on Friday, when Dr. Thomas Davenport spoke at the 1st Annual Winthrop Breast Health Symposium. This Continuing Medical Education Seminar is meant to produce information to improve the knowledge base of caregivers, and improve the care outcomes of patients.
Dr. Davenport presented on the topic of Medical and Surgical Management of Lymphedema. Although this event was for medical professionals only, Dr. Davenport will be speaking on this topic at the upcoming Breast Cancer Summit, taking place on November 2 at the Woodlands in Woodbury. All are invited to attend.
Chances are, you or someone you know has been touched by breast cancer. 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during the course of her lifetime (source: American Cancer Society.) Surgery to treat breast cancer often results in a significant alteration to a women’s breast(s) and can have a severe impact on quality of life. Reconstruction should be a topic that underscores a woman’s entire journey through breast cancer recovery, signifying a return to self and a sense of feeling whole. Unfortunately, Lymphedema is a possible side effect to breast cancer treatment or surgery, but there are treatments available.
Join us on November 2nd as we bring breast cancer awareness beyond the month of October. We will celebrate survivors, discuss medical innovations, expose options and resources, and pay homage to Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day).
BRA Day is a collaboration between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate partners and breast cancer support groups. Research has found that breast reconstruction is attributed to the patient‘s improved self-esteem and sense of well-being.