Established by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS.org) — BRA Day was created to help raise awareness and educate women about their breast reconstruction options post-mastectomy. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women after skin cancer — accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cases. (1)
For those women diagnosed with breast cancer and in need of a mastectomy, approximately 7 out of 10 are not aware of their breast reconstruction options.
As a result, less than 1 in 5 American women who undergo a mastectomy go on to have breast reconstruction. (2)
1. American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011-2012 Report “acspc-030975pdf”
2. BRA Day USA Website; www.bradayusa.org
Dr. Levine believes all women can be candidates for breast reconstruction and he believes all women should be aware of all of the options available to them today.
October 21, 2015 marks the annual, National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. Each year Dr. Levine sponsors an event on BRA Day. If you would like more information or would like to participate in this year’s event, please let us know. We will be happy to involve you in the event.