Patient Resources

Having to deal with breast cancer, a mastectomy, and breast reconstruction can be a daunting experience. The resources below should prove helpful to women who are looking for a full range of information so that they can make decisions that are right for them.

You may want to visit the following Web sites:

Books on the topic of breast reconstruction that I have found helpful are:

  • Bonner, Dede, The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer, New York: Fireside: A Division of Simon and Schuster,Inc. 2008.
    This book is written in an easy to read question and answer format. Multiple experts in their respective fields including myself were interviewed by Dr. Bonner for this book. The author has taken the information, digested it, and presented it in a straightforward and understandable way.

  • Sell, Collen, A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors, Avon, MA: Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company, 2008.
    This book contains a group of inspiring stories of courage and triumph written by patients who have had breast cancer. Jeanne, one of my patients, describes her journey in this book.

  • Steligo, Kathy, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research To Recovery, San Carlos, CA: Carlo Press, 2003.
    While this book is a little dated, it does provide some very basic answers specifically about breast reconstruction.

What People Are Saying

Read an article from Mamm Magazine that gives an overview of the benefits of the DIEP flap technique.

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