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Martha’s Kayak Takes to the Water

June 8, 2024

“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…

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Holding Space for a Partner’s Needs When a Couple Confronts Breast Cancer

March 29, 2024

Breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment impact both patients and their partners. Unfortunately, the latter are often overlooked in this process, despite the fact that…

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Our Patient, Ginny, Looks Forward to a Long and Lucky Life

March 6, 2024

When Ginny was called back for a needle biopsy after her routine breast cancer screening in August, 2021, she said she really didn’t think anything…

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Giving Tuesday 2023 is November 28!

November 27, 2023

#GivingTuesday2023 is on November 28! We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season, and even more excited to kick it off in the spirit…

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October and the Sea of Pink

October 1, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here and I know many people within the breast cancer community are excited to feel the sense of unity that…

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Coping on the Post-Diagnosis Rollercoaster

July 20, 2023

Breast reconstruction is an emotional journey. I often describe it as a series of waves. They are unpredictable forces of nature. They come in different…

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The Invisible Backpack

June 8, 2023

Acute crises and the burdens of illness and major life changes all impact our behavior in ways that can temporarily or permanently alter who we…

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Learning What You Need to Know When You’ve Never Needed to Know It

June 3, 2023

Four NYBRA patients joined Mollie Sugarman—the Clinical Director of the Patient Empowerment Program—and Dr. David Light for the third installment of Insights: An Intimate Look…

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NYBRA Plastic Surgery Drs. Ron Israeli and Jonathan Bank with patient Chelsey on purple background with DIEPC Journey podcast episode 31.

Dr. Ron Israeli, Dr. Jonathan Bank and NYBRA Patient, Chelsey Join the DiepC Journey Podcast Episode 31

May 12, 2023

Dr. Ron Israeli and Dr. Jonathan Bank are well known for their creative projects within the breast reconstruction community and advocacy space. They joined DiepC…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Accepting Unconscious Limitations

May 11, 2023

When you first experience a cancer diagnosis--or any type of trauma--it can feel as though you have been hit by a stun gun. You move…