- Breastcancer.org: Pamela Green
- Center for Restorative Breast Surgery: Liz Bodet
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Breastcancer.org, the world’s leading online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, and the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery have announced a partnership that supports their shared mission to ensure all women are getting the information they need to make informed decisions about their health when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. The partnership will support this mission by redeveloping the Breast Reconstruction section on Breastcancer.org. The updated section will offer the latest information on breast reconstruction techniques and before and after photos, insurance coverage issues, and how to find an experienced surgeon.
“I started Breastcancer.org almost 15 years ago to make sure that people affected by breast cancer had access to the most up-to-date medical expert information available,” said Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., breast radiation oncologist and founder of Breastcancer.org. “This new partnership with the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery greatly enhances our ability to help women better understand their reconstruction options so they can make the best decisions for their precious lives.”
Both Breastcancer.org and the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery work to provide women with answers and options. Breastcancer.org has reached more than 47 million people globally over the past 14 years and includes over 7,000 pages of original, expert-reviewed content providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date breast health and breast cancer information available.
Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Frank DellaCroce, M.D., F.A.C.S., co-founders of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the first and only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer, have performed more than 5,000 breast reconstruction surgeries on women from all over the world. They are pioneering some of the most advanced microsurgical techniques used today, including the nipple-sparing mastectomy and the APEX FlapCM reconstruction.
“We are honored to be a part of the Breastcancer.org community,” states Dr. DellaCroce. “In a world where everyone turns to the Internet for answers, Breastcancer.org has led the way in presenting world-class information and support to both patients and caregivers.”
Dr. DellaCroce and Dr. Sullivan have joined Breastcancer.org’s Professional Advisory Board and will provide valuable insight for both professionals and individuals seeking breast reconstruction information and guidance. They will also participate in podcasts, which will include “Meet the Experts;” patient Q&A sessions; patient stories; and medical expert advice and input.
The redeveloped Breast Reconstruction section will include:
- New content covering microsurgery techniques using a woman’s own tissue, such as the stacked DIEP and stacked GAP flaps and the body lift perforator flap surgeries
- New before and after breast reconstruction photos
Additional new content covering:
- surgery to match the remaining breast to the reconstructed breast
- how to find a qualified plastic surgeon
- paying for reconstruction
- screening after reconstruction
“Every woman facing this devastating diagnosis needs to know all of her options in order to make the best decision for herself,” says Dr. Sullivan. “Until all women are informed of their options, we will continue to support organizations like Breastcancer.org.”
Breastcancer.org is the leading resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, with more than 7,000 pages of expert-reviewed information and a robust, dynamic peer support community. A nonprofit organization, Breastcancer.org receives more than 15 million visits each year.
About The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery:
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS; Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS; Chris Trahan, M.D., FACS; M. Whitten Wise, M.D. and Craig Blum, M.D. are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists Alan Stolier, M.D. and Laura Lazarus, M.D., they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services.