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Patient Engagement Archives – Page 8 of 11 – #BCSM

9/8/14 #BCSM Chat: Cancer Retreats – Real and Symbolic

Monday on #BCSM : Cancer Retreats — The Real and Symbolic.We’ll all return Monday night after a break from our weekly chats. Sometimes it’s essential for all of us to take mental and even physical breaks from cancer. We know that women with Stage IV can’t literally do so. I will always be in treatment, for example, but the […]

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A Patient Walks into ASBrS
On: Jul 14, 2014
By: Alicia

In April 2014, I had the opportunity to attend the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.  As a patient advocate, it was an honor to attend this conference and see firsthand the incredible work that breast surgeons are doing to advance to role of survivorship planning, shared decision making, and quality […]

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(Reasonable) Fear Prompts “Extra” Mastectomy Decisions – An Opinion

A study was recently published evaluating the reasons why women diagnosed with breast cancer might undergo a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.1 First, some definitions: –       Mastectomy – removal of the entire breast –       Prophylactic mastectomy – removal of a breast that does not have cancer –       Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) – removal of the breast that […]

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We Heard You!
On: Jun 2, 2014
By: DrAttai

Jody, Alicia and I would like to thank all who participated in our recent survey. As promised, we have reviewed the responses and all of the comments. While we cannot be all things to everyone, we are trying our best to address the needs of the community. First, some information about this amazing community.  The […]

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