Straight Talk: Ask An Expert Live Webcast Series
Project Pink'd continues to strive to address the REAL issues breast cancer survivors face after a diagnosis. Our Straight Talk: Ask An Expert series explores issues of particular interests to breast cancer survivors and provides LIVE access to professionals (both medical and non-medical). With the ease of just a click on participants phone, iPad, or computer, the live video webcast format enables survivors and their families living throughout the state of Nebraska and Western Iowa the access to chat directly with the professional.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 7-8pm | Options For Breast Reconstruction
After your breast cancer diagnosis, you may have had or are about to have a mastectomy. Your doctor may have mentioned the option of breast reconstruction surgery. However, with so many different options for breast reconstruction, you may be feeling overwhelmed.
In this Straight Talk: Ask An Expert series, we will explore the different types of breast reconstruction surgeries with Dr. Shannon Wong, MD. Dr. Wong performs plastic and reconstruction surgeries at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery in Omaha, NE. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
During this live webcast, Dr. Wong will discuss the difference between immediate and delayed reconstruction, implant-based reconstruction versus autologous reconstruction, and discuss the benefits of DIEP flap surgery. Dr. Wong will also discuss how radiation and chemotherapy can affect the outcomes and timing of reconstruction. So grab a drink, put on some comfy clothes and tune in with your family for just 60 minutes – all in the comfort of your own home!
This program is complementary to breast cancer survivors in NE & Western IA and is made possible by our many generous donors.
Note: This is a LIVE Video Webcast. You must be registered to attend. Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation. A link to the video webcast will also be sent 2-3 days before the webcast.
We look forward to sharing this journey with you.
About our Expert
Dr. Shannon Wong, MD. performs plastic and reconstruction surgeries at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery in Omaha, NE. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
We delve into the topic of breast cancer recurrence research with fellow survivor and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kathy Bressler from CHI Health. As a clinical trial participant, Kathy will discuss what researchers are finding out and doing about recurrence. She will help us understand this topic and answer questions during this webcast.
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A complex and unexpected mix of emotions can accompany the end of cancer treatment. The fear of a cancer recurrence is real and sometimes hard to manage.
Project Pink'd and Barbara Clinkenbeard, MS, NP of Think Whole Person Healthcare helps survivors understand the inherent uncertainty of a cancer recurrence while giving them tools to better control and live with the fear.
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Project Pink'd and Brier Jirka, LIMHP, CPC, CST, a licensed mental health practitioner and sex therapist explores this bold and brave topic.
Women who have had breast cancer treatment may be at increased risk for bone loss and fracture. What are the risks and how can breast cancer survivors be proactive in managing their bone health during and after treatment? Explore this topic with endocrinologist Dr. Laura Graeff-Armas, MD of Nebraska Medicine and Associate Professor at UNMC.
Project Pink'd presents Gwen Reiser, MS, LCGC, a Licensed and Certified Genetic Counselor at the Hereditary Cancer Clinic of Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC. In this Straight Talk video series, Gwen helps us understand genetic testing relative to breast cancer as answers questions during the live video broadcast that was aired on 5/2/18.