Breast cancer.  Two very scary words that start stressing us out before treatment even begins.  That’s why we want you to meet Dr. Tihesha Wilson, a specialist in Minimally Invasive Oncologic Breast Surgery.

Dr. Wilson will give us the facts on breast cancer and mammograms.  She’ll also discuss what she sees as the biggest emotional impacts women go through when dealing with their diagnosis.

But she won’t stop there!  Dr. Wilson will also give us information we may not have known to ask about that goes beyond chemotherapy, radiation and surgery!

#NYC streets tell us what they think would cause women the most stress when dealing with breast cancer and why an oncoplastic surgeon is important.

(Oncoplastic surgery is tumor specific immediate breast reconstruction. It represents the integration of plastic surgery techniques into breast cancer surgery in order to preserve aesthetical outcomes and quality of life of the patients, without compromising local control of disease.)

Let’s look at the differences:

Typical lumpectomy after radiation.

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BEFORE:  Oncoplastic Lumpectomy (with balancing on the other breast).

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AFTER:  Notice that are no defects and both breasts have been lifted.