Madison
67° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Women want to see breast reconstruction results

Published On: Dec 20 2012 12:41:56 PM CST   Updated On: Apr 23 2015 02:39:44 PM CDT

Don’t perform routine cancer screening for dialysis patients with limited life expectancies without signs or symptoms.

A survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that 89 percent of women want to see breast reconstruction surgery results before they undergo breast cancer treatment.

Breast cancer organizations reported that women wanted more information on breast reconstruction than just looking at a piece of paper. Women wanted to be able to look at actual surgery results and be able to have more discussions about what to expect.

Because of the data, the ASPS launched a show-and-tell event to make women more comfortable with reconstruction before they begin their cancer treatments.

The survey also showed that 23 percent of women were aware of all of their breast reconstruction options and about 19 percent were aware that the timing of their procedures and treatments has an effect on their options and results.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Cruiser

    Cruiser

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement