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BRA Day will occur annually on the
third Wednesday of October to raise
awareness about breast reconstruction.
The mission of BRA Day is to “develop
and advance an internationally
recognized day that promotes awareness
and access to post-cancer breast
reconstruction surgery.” Thus far,
20 plus countries and more are
participating. As a plastic surgeon
and a woman, I encourage
everyone to discuss breast
reconstruction because it is an
integral part of the recovery
process after cancer for many
women.
Here are some
FAQs that may
help:
A personal CHOICE:
Breast reconstruction is an
option available to most women
confronted with the physical changes
following mastectomy. While
breast reconstruction is considered
elective surgery, undergoing breast
reconstruction can have profound
emotional and practical benefits. It is
also important to bear keep in mind that
breast reconstruction does not interfere
with the treatment of breast cancer
nor or surveillance for recurrence. It
can, however, help to enhance your
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with that there are a number
of activities this month aiming to fundraise for breast cancer research and
as well as raise awareness about detection and prevention. In 2011, Canada
launched the first BRA Day (
B
reast
R
econstruction
A
wareness Day). BRA Day is
unique as breast reconstruction closes this loop on breast cancer.
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
AWARENESS
(BRA DAY- 15
TH
Oct 2014)
Dr Punam Bijlani
Consultant & Head of
Department
Plastic and Reconstructive
Services
GMC Hospital,
Ajman, UAE
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Oct/Nov 2014