Learn about your options after a mastectomy

As mastectomy continues to be necessary in the treatment of breast cancer for many women, and an option for prevention in certain patients, Griffin Hospital is helping women understand their breast reconstruction options with a free talk on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby.

Entitled “Breast Reconstruction – Know Your Options,” this free event will feature Dr. John Reilly discussing breast implant reconstruction after mastectomy and Dr. Boris Goldman explaining fat graft breast reconstruction.

There will also be information about breast cancer testing services and support offered at The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.

The presentation is being held in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and

Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. Officially Oct. 21 this year, BRA Day is an international initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access for women who may wish to consider post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The initiative’s goal is to make sure that all women will be offered information about the options for breast reconstruction prior to undergoing breast cancer treatment, and that they are provided access to breast reconstruction in a safe and timely manner.

To reserve your spot or for more information, call 203-732-1511 or visit the calendar section at griffinhealth.org.

For more information on BRA Day, visit breastreconusa.org. To learn more about The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, visit griffinhealth.org/cbw.