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It Takes a Village: Our Patient Teams Up With a Friend to Give Back

It Takes a Village: Our Patient Teams Up With a Friend to Give Back

By: The NYBRA Team
May 23, 2022

Lexy underwent bilateral mastectomies with DIEP flap breast reconstruction in May 2021. She attended a Sisterhood of Support meeting, held by Mollie Sugarman, Clinical Director of NYBRA’s Patient Empowerment Program,  two days before her surgery. The experience helped her feel truly prepared for what was ahead. “I was able to join the SOS before my […]

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Change: An Uncomfortable Yet Vital Part of Recovery

By: Mollie Sugarman
May 20, 2022

Winter finally feels like it is coming to an end, and with this change of season comes an opportunity to think critically about change itself. As we confront life’s challenges, change is not always comfortable, but it is often necessary. This is particularly true when confronted with a breast cancer diagnosis or a risk-increasing gene […]

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Bella (NYBRA nurse), Anna and Dr. Randall Feingold

It’s Never Too Late to Become A Nurse:  Inspiration at NYBRA Paves the Way To Greatness

By: The NYBRA Team
May 18, 2022

When Anna was diagnosed with Stage I ovarian cancer in 2005, she saw an opportunity to pair her treatment with an aesthetic procedure. She had no idea that decision would be the first domino in a major career shift. “It was all in the one ovary, but we did a full hysterectomy. I said to […]

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National Women's Health Week 2022 "Achieving Healthier Futures Together"

Our Team Reflects on National Women’s Health Week

By: The NYBRA Team
May 13, 2022

We’re nearing the end of National Women’s Health Week. Every year, this week provides an opportunity for everyone to reflect on how women are cared for and how they care for themselves. This year’s theme is “Achieving Healthier Futures Together.” It is an apt focus, given the challenges the past few years have presented. Many […]

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Dr. David Light and Tracey of BRCAStrong Instagram Live

Dr. Light Talks Pre and Post Surgical Care With BRCAStrong

By: The NYBRA Team
May 11, 2022

Dr. David Light joined Tracy Posner from BRCAStrong to talk about how patients can handle care before and after mastectomy and reconstruction. While pre-op and post-op care instructions often vary from doctor to doctor, it is still essential that patients have some framework for how the process might work. “It’s a worthy topic for us […]

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Cancer Wellness magazine featuring Dr. Ron Israeli and Dr. Jonathan Bank

Two NYBRA Doctors Featured in Cancer Wellness Magazine

By: The NYBRA Team
May 5, 2022

Two NYBRA doctors recently shared their post-operative expertise in Cancer Wellness Magazine. Drs. Ron Israeli and Jonathan Bank sat down with Cancer Fashionista, Melissa Berry, to talk about why types of bras are recommended after mastectomy and reconstruction in “Down to the Wire.” There, they that discussed the reasons why patients should avoid underwire bras […]

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Introducing Marnie Rustemeyer, NYBRA’s New Resident Tattoo Artist

By: The NYBRA Team
May 3, 2022

We are excited to announce that NYBRA has a new, full-time, on-site restorative tattoo artist, Marnie Rustemeyer! Marnie joins NYBRA with a nuanced understanding of the breast reconstruction patient experience—because she was one.  Marnie learned that she carried a BRCA gene mutation in 2013. She underwent bilateral, risk-reducing mastectomies with implant reconstruction. In the years […]

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Dr. Chen Lecture on Diagnosis

Join us for “What Does My Diagnosis Mean?” Lecture on June 6th

By: The NYBRA Team
April 28, 2022

Join us on for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is: Margaret Chen, M.D. Please join us for this educational session on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment: In the specialty of breast cancer surgery, women have more options than ever before. They’re living longer and fuller lives. […]

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Beth C. Tortolani Foundation to Honor Drs. Randall S. Feingold and Ron Israeli

By: The NYBRA Team
April 5, 2022

NYBRA founding partners Drs. Randall S. Feingold and Ron Israeli will be honored for their dedication and commitment to women facing breast cancer at the Beth C. Tortolani Foundation’s 24th Annual Dinner Dance on May 21. The event, which was originally set to be held in March 2020, was postponed due to COVID 19. Please […]

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Be Informed Lecture Series: Chair Yoga

By: The NYBRA Team
April 3, 2022

Join us on for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is: Bonnie Millen, RYT, PTA, MA Please join us for this virtual session where we will be discussing the following topics: Increase your range of motion Increase your core & pelvic floor strength & stability Decrease stress […]

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