Revision and Refinement of Breast Reconstruction At the Arizona Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery, our mission has always been to set the standard for breast reconstruction outcomes and overall patient experience. One of our founding principles is a commitment to education - continued education for our providing surgeons, but also a passion for education of the community and clients that we serve. Not a day goes by that we are not educating fellow physicians, patients,
Alcohol is one of the most preventable risk factors for breast cancer and 6 other cancers. According to the National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services alcohol is a known human carcinogen! This includes all types of alcohol – wine, spirits and beer. Approximately, 15% of breast cancer deaths among women in the United States were attributable to alcohol consumption. Education on the association between regular alcohol use and increased risk of
The future of health is in precision medicine. Precision medicine looks at the genetics, environment, and lifestyle of a person in order to prevent, diagnosis and treat disease. Women’s breast cancer screenings are deserving of precision medicine. Dr. Laura Esserman has created the WISDOM Study to do just that! Laura Esserman, M.D., M.B.A is a surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist practicing at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. The WISDOM Study - Women In
We learned about the exciting new Grail Galleri Test at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium today! It is a Multi Cancer Early Detection Test (MCED). The earlier cancer is found the higher chances for successful treatment and survival. Today there are only screenings for six types of cancer; breast, cervical, lung, colorectal, prostate, and skin cancer. The MCED is not meant to replace screenings that we currently use. It will compliment existing screenings and help naviga
Huge SHOUT OUT to The Mint Dispensary! They have been a stellar community partner and sponsor, creating campaigns to outreach to all of their customers, providing space at their events to bring mobile screening, breast health education, and their incredibly generous donations. Over the past month and a half they have donated in cash and in-kind over $80,000!!! The Mint hosted their Buds N' Bras Fundraising Drive.They donated a $1 for every pre-roll sold $2,600! Funded 2 mammo
Our 12th annual WIG OUT gala was truly OUT OF THIS WORLD! For newcomers to our event, I love, love, love to write a long thank you letter as I always witness so many acts of kindness that make our event go live and lively! For those of you who prefer a simply thank you – Thank you for being a part of our Wig Out gala and helping us raise funds to support our breast cancer community and the women we assist thank you even more! We were elated to honor Billie Jo Herberger as our
We are filled with LOVE for our awesome community who came together to help create a fabulous PINK OUT 5K!
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It was our first LIVE event since 2020 and it was a great success! We hit our goal of 500 participants to walk, run or dance their way through our 5K at the scenic Steele Indian School Park. We had over 200 volunteers from the National Charity League, Brownie and Girl Scout Troops and High School Cheerleading teams and our photographer Paul Git
Our sponsor, The Mint Cannabis Dispensaries, have created a unique fundraiser called "Buds 'n' Bras" to raise breast health education awareness from now till October 15th, 2021. Adults, 21+, can bring in a new or gently used bra to any of the Mint's 3 valley locations, and will receive a free preroll. Additionally, they will generously donate $1 for every pre-rolled sold during this time period benefiting Check for a Lump. Click to read more about our amazing sponsor and thei
On July 21st, 2021, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Fred Upton reintroduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screens (PALS) Act. If passed, the PALS Act would protect access to mammograms for women ages 40-49, a routine, lifesaving screening that the USPSTF currently deems unnecessary for the demographic. “Breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer with the highest incidence globally. Protecting access to equitable breast health screening is vital in th
In July, we hosted our Super Survivors event at The Mint Dispensary in Tempe. There were many people who could not attend so we would like to pass along some of the information. Below is a statement from Rudy Molina, Director of Operations at The Mint locations. Finding Relief: The Role Cannabis Can Play in Easing the Most Common Side Effects of Cancer Treatment By Rudy Molina, Director of Arizona Operations, Mint Cannabis Over the past few decades, there has been growing int