Breast Cancer Patients have New Options for Breast Reconstruction

A recent article from The Sacramento Bee reported that there are now more breast reconstruction options producing natural looking results for breast cancer patients than there once was. Breast cancer takes a toll on its victims, both physically and emotionally. As the breast cancer patients in the article asked, was looking great after such a

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Dr. Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery is Proud to Announce the Launch of ‘Life After the Fight’ – A Business Directory Committed to Supporting and Promoting the Professional Ventures of Breast Cancer Survivors!

After years of working with breast reconstruction patients and involvement on the board of The Sport of Giving, a local breast cancer (now all women’s cancer) nonprofit, Dr. Whiteman noticed an inspiring trend among these women. Becoming painfully aware that life is short, many survivors’ battles with the disease become a catalyst for them to

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Older Women Who Drink Alcohol May Have Higher Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that older women who have three to four alcoholic beverages a week are more likely to have their breast cancer return. The study, performed though Kaiser Permanente Northern California Cancer Registry, looked at 1,900 women who had beaten

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‘Informed’ Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Undergo Reconstruction

Breast Cancer surgery can be one of the most devastating experiences in a woman’s life. Not only are patients exhausted from their battle with cancer and worried about their future, but a mastectomy (the surgical removal of one or both breasts) can leave a woman feeling less like her old self than ever before. That

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Is there a Bright Side to Cancer?

A note from Dr. Whiteman: This blog entry is the start of a series of blog entries from the interns that have been working with me at Southern Plastic Surgery and Gwinnett Hospital. I think it is important to get always take a look at a fresh perspective, and look forward to hearing about the

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