I think this breast surgery act will get the best information into the hands of women and their families, to empower them in making the best choice for their care. Educational materials resulting from the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act would inform women that Breast reconstruction is possible at the time of breast cancer surgery.
Only 33 percent of eligible women with breast cancer undergo breast reconstruction. Nearly 70 percent of women are not informed of their care options and were not referred to a plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction. Seriously?? Its 2012! As a plastic surgeon I support this act and think that we all can do more to ensure women have the resources available to them to make the right decisions about their health.