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Lisa Spiguel, M.D., Inducted to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Lisa Spiguel, M.D. Lisa Spiguel, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s surgical oncology service, has been inducted into the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society as a faculty member in the University of Florida College of…

Better options for mastectomy and breast reconstruction

The news hit Tracy Cantella like a load of bricks: She had BRCA 1, the gene infamous for greatly increasing a woman’s risks of breast and ovarian cancer. She had watched her paternal grandmother battle both, and eventually succumb to breast cancer. Recalling her grandmother’s ordeal and thinking of…

UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Breast Reconstruction

A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. Women often choose breast reconstruction to help restore the look and feel of the breast after a mastectomy. Find out more with Dr. Bruce Mast, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UF Health, on…

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Dealing with breast cancer involves so much more than just eradicating disease. For many women, breast reconstruction is an important part of recovery from cancer. And for women with a genetic predisposition to cancer, today’s top-notch reconstruction options can make it easier to choose a preventative mastectomy. Learn more…

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction has spurred much public discussion about genetic testing for the so-called “breast cancer genes,” options for women who have one of these genes or breast cancer…

Pink Pumpkin Fest 2012

Join UF&Shands for the Pink Pumpkin Fest to raise breast cancer awareness and support breast cancer research right here at the University of Florida! We’ve got a full line up of exciting, all-ages activities we hope will elevate awareness of the need for breast cancer research and the importance of…

Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer

Heather Smith was just 25 years old in 2005 when she learned she had breast cancer. She received the diagnosis on her daughter’s second birthday. “It was kind of a stressful, shocking situation,” she said. “You have to relearn how to feel feminine. My husband and I…