Breast Cancer Patient Resources

Breast Reconstruction

Our team of experts have a long-standing commitment to breast cancer survivors and patients undergoing breast reconstructive surgery. We have numerous resources available to help you learn about the procedures and answer questions. 



#BRADayKC Lori Baerg's oldest son was about to head to college when she received her breast cancer diagnosis. Following surgery and treatment, she wanted to put the physical reminder of her mastectomy behind her. #Breastreconstruction gave her that choice and helped complete her healing process.

Posted by University of Kansas Department of Plastic Surgery on Wednesday, October 18, 2017


BRA Day Women's Forum

Four breast cancer survivors and our patients gathered today in our studio to share their stories of diagosis, treatment and #breastreconstruction. They also answered about those experiences. #BRADayKC #BreastReconDay #BreastCancerAwareness

Posted by University of Kansas Department of Plastic Surgery on Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Breast Reconstruction Options

#BRADayKC 7 out of 10 women who are surgically treated for breast cancer, won't be offered #breastreconstruction. But there are actually many choices available. Dr. James Butterworth, plastic surgeon at The University of Kansas Health System, talks about patient care, their rights and options.

Posted by University of Kansas Department of Plastic Surgery on Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Closing the Loop on Breast Cancer

#BRADayKC The diagnosis was breast cancer. Jane Ann Williams' first thought was that she was going to die. But one step at a time, she went through treatment and found out there is life after mastectomy. That included closing the loop on breast cancer with #breastreconstruction. Jane Ann tells her story.

Posted by University of Kansas Department of Plastic Surgery on Wednesday, October 18, 2017


  • Meet our breast reconstruction patients and read their stories
Lori Baerg — Knowledge Is Power
Missy MCoy — Comfortable and Confident After Reconstruction at 28
Jane Ann Williams — Completing the Look with Breast Reconstruction

Lymphedema

Following treatments for breast cancer, some patients may experience lymphedema, swelling of an arm following removal of a lymph node(s). Our Q&A and series of eight videos with Dr. James Butterworth will help you learn the causes of lymphedema and treatment options.

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