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By: Dr. David Light Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flaps are the most common natural tissue reconstruction we perform in our practice. A modern DIEP flap is more than just transferring skin and fat from the abdomen to the breasts. Over the upcoming weeks I’ll will be talking more about what goes into a successful DIEP flap, including how…
“I’ve already seen the bottom so there’s nothing to fear.” – Pink Jennifer Garam is a BRCA1-positive ovarian cancer survivor and advocate, blogger, and journalist. She’s documented her ovarian cancer treatment, prophylactic double mastectomy and recovery, and life after cancer and survivorship on Instagram at @jennifergaram, and her articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Allure.com, and SELF.com,…
Trish Michelle is a cancer thriver, public speaker & advocate. She was in her 30s when she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer). Realizing that the second hardest thing after hearing “You have cancer”, was finding a strong community of peers in which to bond & support through difficult times. As such, Trish volunteers her time with numerous…
Randall S. Feingold, M.D. is a founding partner of NYBRA Plastic Surgery. He has been practicing on Long Island, New York since 1994. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body as well as state-of-the-art post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Dr. Feingold, a renowned expert in breast reconstruction and microsurgery, was…
Cancer came to my life unexpectedly and I felt that I had no control over anything. I felt like the world was on my shoulders….all of it! I quickly realized that I had to be stronger for my son, my family. They were there for me and it was the least I could do. I will never say that the internal fight with emotions is over. I still struggle. It’s not easy, but the 1st thing to do is know what you are fighting for. If not for yourself, then who. The tricky thing is that you cannot help anyone if you don’t try to help yourself first. BRCASTRONG has been for me to help me be better at helping myself to help others. Everyone has a different story to tell, but we are all BRCA STRONG
9 months ago
My name is Yesenia I am currently 49 years old. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a triple negative invasive carcinoma breast cancer. I underwent 8 months of chemo and 13 rounds of high boost radiation.
I had an invasive bilateral mastectomy immediately due to the fact that I had 5 malignant tumors and under the risk of possible metastasis. This was one of the 14 major surgeries I’ve had to undergo throughout this journey.
It has not been easy but for God nothing is impossible! My faith and the love for my son have been my strength! Unfortunately three years ago I was diagnosed with lupus and presently under treatment for that! But giving up is not an option!
In the midst of my journey I met Tracy and was introduced to her organization BRCA STRONG! It has been my me of the many blessings my Lord has granted me! She has been of huge support to me, but most of all she’s my friend!
To all of you out there going through this journey, I can only say HOLD ON TO THE GOD!!! He is always faithful!! And NEVER LOOSE FAITH!