Australia’s inaugural BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day will be held on Tuesday 26th November to highlight low rates of reconstruction among Australian women, and promote awareness of breast reconstruction options following mastectomy.
Earlier this year one of the world’s most famous women underwent a breast reconstruction after choosing to have a bi-lateral mastectomy as a preventative measure when doctors told her she carried the BRCA 1 gene making it highly likely she would develop breast cancer.
However, Angelina Jolie is in the surprising minority of women who undergo a reconstruction following mastectomy despite research showing there can be physical and psychological benefits such as improved self-esteem, confidence and lower levels of anxiety.
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