Breast reconstruction can help women who have undergone a mastectomy to
complete their healing process by restoring physical and emotional balance.
However, according to a survey published in
JAMA Surgery in 2014, most women who undergo a mastectomy for breast cancer do not
opt for breast reconstruction.
To help educate women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis and are
considering breast reconstruction, the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth
Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus will host
Frankly Speaking about Cancer - Breast Reconstruction on Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel.
This free, informational workshop, funded by a grant from the Plastic Surgery
Foundation, will feature a discussion with Monmouth Medical Center physicians
Negin Griffith, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Manpreet Kohli,
MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgeon with the Jacqueline
M. Wilentz Breast Centers. Drs. Griffith and Kohli will discuss a number
of topics related to breast reconstruction including: reconstruction and
non-reconstruction options; how to make a decision on surgery; medical
factors that may influence a decision; and how to prepare for and what
to expect after surgery.
Frankly Speaking about Cancer - Breast Reconstruction is requested as seating is limited. Dinner will be provided for attendees.
The Sheraton Eatontown Hotel is located at 6 Industrial Highway East in
Eatontown. To register, call 1-888-724-7123.
The Cancer Support Community offers supportive programs, education, and
hope for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, no matter where treatment
is received. Monthly programs include relaxation and guided imagery; yoga;
mindfulness meditation; exercise for strength; support groups and much
more. Please contact CSC at 732-923-6090, or email Joan Hogan at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the monthly program calendar.