Facial Nerve Reconstruction After a mastectomy, some women choose to undergo breast reconstruction. Whether practical or emotional, each patient has her own reason for undergoing reconstruction. Some women have difficulty finding clothes that fit properly while others are embarrassed when they lose their prosthesis while swimming or running. However, many simply want to feel whole again.
Breast Cancer in Calgary, Alberta | Nardella Clinic
Published by Dr. Jennifer Nardella Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in women over 20 years of age and the second leading cause of death. There are a variety of risk factors in developing breast cancer. These include: Ineffective blood sugar regulation. Presence of insulin-like growth factor 1 IGF-1 has been shown to promote breast cancer cell growth.
Karla Arnold, Administrative Assistant Surgical Oncology is one of the three pillars of modern oncology care. The mission of the Division of Surgical Oncology is to improve the care of cancer patients through excellent clinical treatment, research and knowledge translation. The division has been growing and now encompasses almost 20 members, some primarily appointed to the department of Oncology and the rest through the Department of Surgery. Members provide expertise in many areas of cancer treatment including head and neck, cutaneous, breast, gastrointestinal, bone and soft tissue and sophisticated cancer reconstruction. Members are leaders in these fields on a national and international level.
Request a Consultation Modern surgical technology makes it possible for plastic surgeons to construct a natural-looking breast after mastectomy breast removal due to cancer or other diseases. At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons can perform breast reconstruction in Calgary immediately following mastectomy, so that the patient wakes with a new breast mound instead of no breast at all. Alternatively, reconstruction may begin years after mastectomy. Begin your personal transformation by requesting a consultation online to meet privately with one of our plastic surgeons, or call our office at to schedule an appointment.