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Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1) Karen explained her experience of learning she had the BRCA mutation. This mutation significantly increased her risk of getting breast cancer (87% risk) and ovarian cancer (54% risk). Here is the rest of her interview. Why Karen Had A Double Mastectomy Waking up everyday thinking...

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Breast Reconstruction NOT a Boob Job

Breast Reconstruction NOT a Boob Job

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer | 5 comments

Please Don’t Say This Facing mastectomy many breast cancer patients still hear something like this: “well at least you get a free boob job out of this.” Let’s straighten this out right now. Breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery is not a boob job. A boob job, commonly done to augment or at times reduce the size of breasts, is a...

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Breast Cancer Patients Discuss AJ’s Reveal

Breast Cancer Patients Discuss AJ’s Reveal

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer | 1 comment

Angelina Jolie’s opinion piece in The New York Times , May 14, 2013, has taken social media by storm.  If you haven’t heard, she shared her decision to have a double mastectomy after learning that she “carries a faulty gene BRCA1.” To learn how women and men who have had breast cancer feel about the op/ed, we turned to the Breast Cancer Social...

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