One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Over 231,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed every year along with more than 60,000 in situ cases. 40,290 women are expected to die of breast cancer in 2015. Many of these deaths could have been prevented thorough early detection with a mammogram.
85% of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease. Simply being a woman is a risk, and this risk increases as you age. If you are over the age of 45, daily self-examinations combined with yearly screenings remain your most effective defense against the rapid and unchecked progression of this deadly disease.
Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey encourages all women to get screened for breast cancer at least once a year, regardless of family history. If cancer is detected and mastectomy or lumpectomy are required, Dr. Corey can work directly with you and your oncologist to help determine when breast reconstruction would be most beneficial.
If you are interested in learning more about post-cancer removal breast reconstruction, please contact John J. Corey, MD today. Located in Scottsdale, Dr. Corey works with cancer survivors in Phoenix, Mesa, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.