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A Staggering 7 Out of 10 Women Facing Breast Cancer Are Never Told of Their Options
Date:9/24/2009

as published in the February 2008 issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Doctors DellaCroce and Sullivan are international leaders in all breast cancer surgery options including state-of-the-art techniques, such as; DIEP, SIEA and GAP flap procedures that allow for breast reconstruction without sacrifice of important functional muscles. Having performed more than 3000 breast reconstruction surgeries for women facing breast cancer, far more than any other physicians worldwide, they have pioneered many of the revolutionary procedures at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery including the ground-breaking immediate reconstruction option--the Nipple Sparing Mastectomy.

The ASPS now advocates "a full team of physicians" approach, with the general surgeon working with the plastic surgeon. "Doctors need to put the choice back into the hands of the patient, allowing her to choose which, if any, reconstruction is right for her," states Dr. DellaCroce. "Every woman facing this devastating decision needs to know all of her options in order to make the best decision for herself. Ideally she should consult with a plastic surgeon with expertise in this particular area of the specialty prior to starting any treatment plan."

Patients come from all over the world to see these surgeons because their techniques are changing the outcomes for women who are dealing with mastectomy and breast cancer. They are not only dedicated to healing their patients physically, but also
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