This event will feature a panel discussion, including breast reconstruction information and evidence-based treatment options, from a multidisciplinary group of physicians and staff from The St. John's Integrated Breast Center. The event will also have a robust Question and Answer period, comprehensive information on the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act, and a patient-to-patient 'Up Close and Personal' session where breast reconstruction patients can mentor each other and potential breast reconstruction patients.
The event is free, open to the public, and lunch will be provided. Please call 805.988.2641 to reserve your space.
An early evening event with lectures and informational booths. During the first hour with light appetizers and drinks, informational booths will showcase the different types of breast implants and the safety of silicone, the different types of mammogram technologies as well as information about treatment options by the nurse navigators of the Disney Cancer Center. This will be followed by three lectures: (1) Dr. Ora Gordon on the genetics of breast cancer; (2) a registered dietitian on diet myths and cancer controversies; and (3) Dr. Susan Downey, a board certified plastic surgeon, on recent advances and options for breast reconstruction.
An afternoon tea party for women to learn more about breast reconstruction and participate in a post-operative decorating contest.
Michelle's Place will host an outreach event at the Breast Cancer Resource Center that will highlight reconstruction options, opportunities and the latest in reconstruction surgery techniques.
We will provide handouts, giveaways and refreshments.
Additionally, Michelle's Place will promote breast cancer reconstruction throughout the month of October through the various media outlets and social media connections.
For our 2nd annual BRA event, we invite the women in our center and their biggest survivor to a pampered luxury luncheon. Volunteers from a local hair salon will create gift bags with makeup, massage, flowers and candles and refreshments will be available for the special event.