Launched on Pink Ribbon Day, the Influencing Best Practice in Breast Cancer statement identifies 12 key appropriate and inappropriate practices, from diagnosis to palliative care. The Statement includes discussing breast reconstruction options with a woman before she undergoes a mastectomy.
Cancer Australia led a highly collaborative, consultative and evidence-based approach to achieve consensus and relevance to the Australian context. The practices are underpinned by evidence, and have the support of all key clinical, cancer and consumer organisations.
Practice 11/ Not appropriate to perform a mastectomy without first discussing with the patient the options of immediate or delayed breast reconstruction.
This morning one of our wonderful members Bronwyn Davidson from the Central Coast NSW and her daughter Erin from Mt Isa QLD spoke with Scott Levi ABC Central Coast about their experiences with breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Erin was speaking before being wheeled in for exchange to implant surgery. This is the final step in her two stage reconstruction process. Later today we heard Erin is out of surgery and doing well.
Listen to the interview here
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