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Breast Cancer Awareness for Minority Women

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Cancer Institute is focusing on educational resources for minority women. This resource is a good place for minority women to start when faced with the decision to choose breast reconstruction surgery. It provides answers to basic questions such as: What is breast reconstruction? and Will health insurance pay for breast reconstruction? It also provides information on how surgeons reconstruct breasts using implants or tissue from a woman’s own body. The information outlines the recovery, possible complications and other considerations of both surgical options. It’s also important for women to know that federal law mandates most health insurance plans to include coverage of breast reconstruction and prostheses. Women who have Medicare or Medicaid should check with their insurance plan to see if reconstruction is covered.

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Medical Librarian, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM, PNR. I work for a network of libraries and organizations with an interest in health information.

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