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Peace at Sea: Kayaking Outings Honor a Patient’s Legacy

By: The NYBRA Team
July 28, 2021

“Kayaking was her escape from reality. She’d been kayaking for years before she was ever diagnosed with breast cancer, but after it was her way to have a mini vacation for the day, to just go out on the water and find peace,” Roger Leider said of his wife, Martha Leider. Martha was first diagnosed […]

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Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction or tissue-expander breast reconstruction: how do we decide?

By: Dr. Ron Israeli
July 23, 2021

This text originally appeared as part of Learn Look Locate’s monthly series, “Ask a Plastic Surgeon with Dr. Israeli.” Visit learnlooklocate.com to learn more about their mission. Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction or tissue-expander breast reconstruction: how do we decide? Implant-based breast reconstruction has two approaches: direct-to-implant reconstruction and expander implant reconstruction. Direct-to-implant reconstruction is exactly as it […]

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Embracing the New You: ADJUSTING TO RE-ENTERING DATING, WORK, INTIMACY & SOCIAL LIFE AFTER DIAGNOSIS

July 21, 2021

Join us on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST via ZOOM for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is: Debora Barchilon, M.D.       *Registration is required* BEFORE and AFTER the diagnosis and treatment: How does the diagnosis of Breast Cancer and its treatment […]

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No Surgery Today: One NYBRA Patient Gets a Hopeful Surprise

By: The NYBRA Team
July 16, 2021

Jennifer knew she planned to have more children after she was treated for breast cancer. She was a new mom and still breastfeeding at the time of her diagnosis. “I did one round of IVF before chemo, and I froze thirteen embryos, so we assumed that we would use one of those embryos to have […]

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Nipple Areola Tattooing: Nicole Rizzuto from NMR Tattoo

By: The NYBRA Team
July 12, 2021

NYBRA tattoo artist Nicole Rizzuto recently spoke to Learn Look and Locate about nipple areola tattooing. See below for Nicole’s take on the process and the full video. You can learn more about Nicole’s background and work here. “A nipple tattoo is the last phase of completing the look of a breast after reconstructive surgery. […]

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Motherhood is Within Your Reach

By: The NYBRA Team
July 9, 2021

Join us on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST via ZOOM for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is: Avner Hershlag, MD, FACOG Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist       *Registration is required* Why should I go through fertility preservation prior to breast cancer […]

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A Bar Mitzvah Project Aims to Make Cancer ‘Stink’ a Little Bit Less

By: The NYBRA Team
July 3, 2021

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ethan on his bar mitvah! We are so proud of your efforts. Ethan’s project raised over $1100 for the NYBRA team for Making Strides this year. He also raised money to purchase comfort items for children of our PEP program. “Heather and Ethan show the power of family in overcoming the stress […]

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Making Your Needs Known: The Importance of Asking for What You Want

By: Mollie Sugarman
July 2, 2021

A wise man once said, “If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. One of the saddest things in life is to look back and say, ‘I wish I had…’” That wise man was my father. When you expect others to instinctively know what you need, you often set yourself up for disappointment. While there is […]

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Growing After Trauma: Understanding the Tenets of Post-Traumatic Growth

By: Mollie Sugarman
June 26, 2021

Traumatic events can feel like they halt your entire life. A breast cancer diagnosis can put the brakes not only on your life plans, but also on your emotions. While people often talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder—a debilitating emotional disorder that individuals who have experienced a terrifying event—we often fail to discuss Post Traumatic […]

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“Restored:” Capturing Beauty and Emotion After Breast Reconstruction

By: The NYBRA Team
June 24, 2021

Breast reconstruction is, at its core, an act of restoration. A reconstructed breast cannot truly replace the tissue that was once in its place, but it can restore contour, confidence, and a patient’s sense of self. Many newly diagnosed breast cancer patients look for images of reconstructed breasts and find only clinical before and after […]

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