May 13, · The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Mastectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the breast. This federal law Last Revised: January 16,
After their surgery is complete breast cancer patients face a whole range of new issues. These range from concerns about body image, to post-surgical medical care, to the need for information on products that will help lumpectomy and mastectomy patients achieve a "natural" appearance.
One common concern for patients who have breast cancer and are having surgery on only one breast is how will the other breast look in comparison to the reconstructed breast?Thanks to the dedication of PRMA's Dr. Steven Pisano and other leaders in the field of breast reconstruction, legislation passed in mandates health insurance companies provide insurance coverage for breast symmetry.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery.