Plastic surgeons are now collaborating with the American Society of Breast Surgeons on behalf of breast cancer patients, according to recent news from the ASPS.Â Â By advocating the inclusion of plastic surgeons in the treatment planning process, it is hoped that breast cancer patients will get better care and surgical outcomes.
A recent meeting in NYC brought together survivors of breast cancer, physicians from multiple specialties, and advocacy groups, to discuss best care practices for breast cancer patients.Â The gathering was punctuated by a sobering statistic:Â â??Nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for breast reconstruction are not informed of their reconstructive options by a referring physician. The number is even higher for minority women.â?
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