Twitter Chat

#LBBCChat on BRA Day: Breast Reconstruction Options, Results and You

October 21, 2015
08:00pm to 09:00pm
2015-10-21 20:00:00 2015-10-21 21:00:00 America/New_York #LBBCChat on BRA Day: Breast Reconstruction Options, Results and You  

During our free Twitter Chat on Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, our panel will discuss

  • the latest breast reconstruction options available to you
  • questions you may want to ask your doctors
  • what you can expect from reconstructive surgery
  • factors to consider to help you decide if breast reconstruction is right for you

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About Our Panelists

Mehra Golshan, MD, is a breast surgical oncologist, Dr. Abdul Mohsen and Sultana Al-Tuwaijri Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology, and medical director of International Oncology Programs at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. He also serves as Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Follow Dr. Golshan on Twitter: @mgolshan1

Karen Horton, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is internationally board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. She has worked in private practice in San Francisco, California, since 2006, where she specializes in breast cancer reconstruction and cosmetic surgery for women. Follow Dr. Horton on Twitter: @drkarenhorton

Oscar Ochoa, MD, FACP, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon from Plastic Reconstructive and Micorsurgical Associates (PRMA) in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Ochoa has a keen interest in microvascular reconstruction and specializes in advanced breast and free tissue reconstruction. He has spent a significant portion of his training  at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he learned cutting-edge techniques used for varied types of breast reconstruction. Follow Dr. Ochoa on Twitter: @droscarochoa

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Follow Dana-Farber on Twitter: @DanaFarber

Rethink Breast Cancer is a charity helping young people who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer. Follow Rethink Breast Cancer on Twitter: @rethinktweet

Dana Donofree was diagnosed with ER positive, infiltrative ductal carcinoma at 27. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her loving and super supportive husband. They love hiking and biking when the weather allows for it, and dancing and yoga to stay healthy! She fills her days working on AnaOno, a lingerie line for breast cancer survivors, and loves every moment of it!  Follow Ms. Donofree on Twitter: @AnaOnoIntimates

Lisa M. Guzzardi, RN, is a registered nurse and advocate of issues and topics related to breast reconstruction and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. A previvor, Ms. Guzzardi had a double bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstruction due to her genetic and family risk of cancer. She is the founder of BRCA Advanced 101 & 102 Journal Club, a closed Facebook group of more than 2,000 people who are at risk of developing cancer, as well as healthcare providers of those with genetic risk. Follow Ms. Guzzardi on Twitter: @lguzzardim

Karen Lazarovitz is the creator of the BRCA Sisterhood and Support Group in Montreal, Canada. She is a health advocate and speaker on hereditary cancer and genetic testing. Follow Ms. Lazarovitz on Twitter: @karenBRCAMTL

Helen T. Cooke: was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma  in February 2011 in her late 40s. She and her spouse live in South Jersey with their rescue dogs and cats. She is an executive coach and leadership consultant who works with a wide range of clients including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consumer products companies. She also carves out time for creative writing (a commitment she made to herself after her diagnosis). Follow Ms. Cooke on Twitter: @helentcooke

Nicole McLean: is the founder and blogger of  My Fabulous Boobies. Nicole started blogging immediately after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This began as a personal chronicle of her journey through treatment; a way for her friends and family to keep up with how she was doing.  The blog continues to chronicle her life as a survivor and also provides information regarding survivorship and newsworthy stories about breast cancer research. My Fabulous Boobies has received several awards and acknowledgements from members of the breast cancer community. Follow Ms. McLean on Twitter: @MyFabBoobies

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