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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 patient expectations for facial plastic surgery

Maybe you’re considering facial plastic surgery but don’t know if it’s right for you. Read this Q&A on expectations for facial plastic surgery with Bruce Mast, M.D., UF Health’s chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery and an associate professor. And of course, it’s important to discuss your own expectations and…

Mast joins journal editorial board

Bruce Mast, M.D., chief of the UF College of Medicine’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery and an associate professor, has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Annals in Plastic Surgery. The publication is the only independent journal related to plastic and reconstructive surgery, according to its website.

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…

Ten UF surgeons named “top doctors”

Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show 10 UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health-care providers. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of UF’s division of vascular surgery; David W.

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…