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Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

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October 17th 2017:To Go Flat or To Reconstruct - That is the Question

70% of women feel they were not fully informed about their breast reconstruction options prior to their mastectomy. Two experts join us today for a substantive discussion about the incredibly personal choice between breast reconstruction surgery and going flat: Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton, cancer survivor and the co-founder of Flat and Fabulous and Dr. Cynara Coomer, the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwell Health-Staten Island University Hospital.

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Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton

Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation in 2006, a gene mutation that can significantly increase a person’s chances of developing breast cancer. She had a prophylactic mastectomy shortly after. In other words, both breasts were removed. Sara is the co-founder of Flat and Fabulous, a Facebook group whose goal is to “support and empower women to embrace life without reconstruction after mastectomy.” She is a mom & writer and also has a day job in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Dr. Cynara Coomer

Dr. Coomer is the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwell Health-Staten Island University Hospital. Previously, she was a Breast Surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Coomer is an expert in surgical oncology as well as the latest technological advances in breast procedures. She is committed to increasing community awareness about breast disease, and is a frequent medical contributor for Fox and FOXNews.com. Dr. Coomer is the recipient of several awards including the Patient’s Choice Award and America’s Top Surgeons. Along with being a doctor, Dr. Coomer is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with t
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