It can be very hard to identify the best web resources about breast cancer. One very fine organization and website is Living Beyond Breast Cancer: www.lbbc.org
They have the best printed materials of any organization that I know. Additionally, they sponsor many educational programs, both “live/in person” and teleconferences. Here is information about a July 28th teleconference about reconstruction options:
Breast Reconstruction: Understanding Your Options
Our July teleconference will help you learn about your choices for breast reconstructive surgery
Speaker: Karen M. Horton, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Register now for this free teleconference about breast reconstruction.
Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for our next free teleconference, Breast Reconstruction: Understanding Your Options, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, July 28.
Karen M. Horton, MD, MSc, FRCSC, a board certified plastic surgeon with Women’s Plastic Surgery, will help you learn about:
Different types of reconstructive surgeries
The latest research in rebuilding the breast
How to determine the option that is best for you
Microsurgery, nipple reconstruction and immediate versus delayed surgery
The stages of the reconstruction process
What to expect during your recovery
This teleconference will also discuss questions to help you explore whether you want to consider reconstructive surgery.
About Our Speaker
In addition to her board certification, Dr. Horton is a reconstructive microsurgeon. She practices in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco.
Dr. Horton educates, empowers and informs women about options for breast reconstruction after cancer. Her goal is to use techniques that do not sacrifice major body muscles, enabling women to have reconstruction with the least number of stages. She specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction, including DIEP flap, SIEA flap and TUG (inner thigh) flap.
Dr. Horton has published review book chapters on breast reconstruction. She presents clinical papers at national and international scientific meetings and has won research awards.
About the Program
Our speaker will give a brief presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period. To participate, you need only a telephone or computer with Adobe Flash Player or Windows Media Player. Social workers may be eligible to receive continuing education credits; see our registration form for more details.