BRA DAY: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
The BRA DAY or Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is an international day celebrated during the month of October to raise awareness for breast cancer and the challenges that women with breast cancer face. This year, BRA DAY was celebrated on the 13th of October.
Breast cancer has received great attention and new therapy options such as oncoplasty are now available. Therapy is of utmost importance to cure and increase life expectancy. On the other hand, reconstruction surgery will rebuild the shape and look of the breast after a total or partial mastectomy. In modern approach reconstruction is done immediately after mastectomy. This means that the breast cancer surgeon remove breast and plastic surgeon reconstructs breast immediately after that. Immediate breast reconstruction helps women cope more easily with their feelings about the loss of a breast.
Breast reconstruction is not a mandatory surgery. However, every woman must have the right and option of going under this type of surgery with the best support from the medical team. On the BRA day and during the month of October, medical professionals bring awareness and support to more and more women and contribute their time, skills and expertise.
Sharing experiences and having the opportunity to speak to your plastic surgeon about breast reconstruction surgery options is the first step to experience and express emotions and come to a conscious decision.
This year you can speak to Dr. Marco Romeo through the “Online Doctor” and ask all your questions about Breast Reconstruction.
Dr. Marco Romeo will answer all your questions on a timely manner.