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Breast Preservation Foundation Appoints Chairman of the Board

Mar 19, 2010 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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LOS ANGELES, Mar. 19, 2010 — Long-time Beverly Hills resident and Cedars-Sinai plastic surgeon Joel A. Aronowitz, M.D., hosted a private reception and dinner for friends and supporters of the Breast Preservation Foundation (BPF) to announce the appointment of petroleum businessman Paul A. Morabito as the Foundation’s Chairman of the Board.


Pain Can Persist for Years After Breast Cancer Surgery

Feb 2, 2010 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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A recent Danish study suggests that long-term postoperative pain following breast cancer surgery is a pervasive problem affecting nearly half of breast cancer survivors. The most frequently affected areas were the breast region (86%), axilla (63%), arm (57%), and side of the body (56%).


Improving Cosmetic Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients [Video]

Jan 6, 2010 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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[Video] Improving Cosmetic Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients


Dr. Aronowitz on “The Doctors TV”: Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Explained [Video]

Dec 30, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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Dr. Aronowitz on “The Doctors TV”: Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Explained [Video]


Breast Preservation Foundation to Appear on Hit CBS Show 'The Doctors'

Nov 20, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2009 – The Breast Preservation Foundation will appear on the hit show ‘The Doctors’ today at 11:00 a.m Pacific Time on KCAL.


Reuters Health, “Immediate postmastectomy reconstruction tied to better breast cancer survival”

Nov 10, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Immediate reconstruction following mastectomy is associated with a 26% reduction in breast cancer-specific mortality, according to a report in the October 15th issue of Cancer.


U.S. News & World Report, "Surgery for Breast Cancer: Complex Options, Difficult Decisions"

Oct 27, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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A large pink ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House on October 26. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Breast Preservation Foundation Launches "Million Friends" Campaign During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 6, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2009 – In observance of the 25th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration in October, the Breast Preservation Foundation (BPF) has launched its annual “Million Friends” campaign to encourage one million Facebook and MySpace friends and Twitter followers to join the Foundation in raising awareness for skin-sparing mastectomy and breast cancer.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy"

Oct 1, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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Background: The debate over nipple-sparing mastectomy continues to evolve. Over the past several years, it has become more widely accepted, especially in the setting of prophylactic mastectomy, but its role in the treatment of breast cancer has only recently been reexamined.


San Jose Mercury News, "BPF Urges Washington Policymakers to Consider Public Health Education Programs in Health Care Reform Discussions"

Sep 15, 2009 — by Dr. Joel Aronowitz
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Amidst the ongoing health-policy debate, Los Angeles surgeon Joel Aronowitz, M.D., founder of the Breast Preservation Foundation, furthered his organization’s health education and quality of care mission by meeting Washington policymakers to discuss how health care reform can help breast cancer patients be informed of all their treatment choices and have access to more advanced techniques like skin-sparing mastectomy.


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