Twitter Chat

Breast Reconstruction: What's Not Discussed

October 19, 2016
12:00pm to 01:00pm
2016-10-19 12:00:00 2016-10-19 13:00:00 America/New_York Breast Reconstruction: What's Not Discussed  

If you have had or are considering mastectomy, you may be thinking about whether breast reconstruction is right for you.

To help you make the most informed decision, we invite you to join us and our tweeps for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, October 19, Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day.

During this BRA Day chat, a panel of medical experts, advocates and people who have considered breast reconstruction will talk about aspects of the surgery that aren’t often discussed, including

  • Social and financial barriers to getting breast reconstruction
  • Expectations about outcomes and physical recovery from mastectomy or reconstruction
  • Changes to your body over time from breast surgery

Use #LBBCChat to follow and join the chat.

About Our Panel

Michelle Roughton, MD is the residency program director of plastic and reconstructive surgery and assistant professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Follow her on Twitter: @mroughtonmd



William L. Scarlett, DO, FACS, FACOS, FAACS, is an associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and medical director of Bucks County Aesthetic Center in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter: @drbillscarlett



Julie Larson, LCSW, is a New York City-based psychotherapist specializing in oncology and grief work. Follow her on Twitter: @julielarsonlcsw




Dana Donofree is the founder of AnaOno Intimates, a lingerie line for breast cancer surviors. She was diagnosed ER-positive, infiltrative ductal carcinoma at age 27. She lives in Philadelphia with her loving and supportive husband. Follow her on Twitter: @DanaDonofree, @AnaOnoIntimates



Paula Mozen is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who is currently producing LIFE INTERRUPTED: telling breast cancer stories. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice in the last five years and is the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. Follow her on Twitter: @pmozen
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