Deconstructing Breast Reconstruction

Did you know?! Women in Ontario who choose to have breast reconstruction due to a breast cancer diagnosis or who are told they carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene are facing lengthy wait times for surgery.

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What Rethink is doing
We see ourselves as a resource for ongoing information to the Ontario government on how to effectively help young women with breast cancer. We will be conducting our own background work into this issue and will work with CCO and the Ministry of Health, to ensure that young women facing this disease have timely access to prevention surgeries and reconstruction so that they can personalize their own care.

 

What YOU can do
Rethink Breast Cancer is conducting a province-wide online survey of women and surgeons in Ontario to understand the scope of the wait time issues of prophylactic mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. Email us to share your story.