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Free seminar on breast reconstruction

“What about the other breast?” – free seminar on breast reconstruction

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation will host a free seminar on breast reconstruction after mastectomy next Tuesday October 20, 6:30pm-8pm, at Auckland University’s Medical School. The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA-Day) event is open to patients, public and medical professionals, and will be taught by leading reconstructive surgeons. Topics include the timing of reconstructive surgery, the various options available, and the controversial question “What about the other breast?”

Refreshments will be served.

“Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction rates are very low in New Zealand and this is something we would like to see change,” said Van Henderson, chief executive at the NZBCF. “At the same time, women who do undergo reconstruction face a number of decisions about their treatment, which can be quite daunting. BRA Day is a chance for them to hear about all the options and ask questions in a relaxing environment.”

To register, email breastnurse@nzbcf.org.nz, or for more information, visit www.nzbcf.org.nz/BRA-Day or call 0800 BC NURSE (0800 226 8773).

Note to medical professionals: The International Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1.5 credits CME for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) Years 2 and 3 and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.

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