Month: November 2011

Dr. Toni Zhong – Breast Reconstruction Rate in Canada Appears to Lag Other Countries: Researchers

Only a small percentage of Canadian women appear to opt for breast reconstruction following mastectomy, despite the safety of the procedure and its positive effects on a patient’s self-esteem, researchers say.

Use of immediate breast reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy has increased in the U.S. but not in Ontario, says Dr. Toni Zhong, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Only a small percentage of Canadian women appear to opt for breast reconstruction following mastectomy, despite the safety of the procedure and its positive effects on a patient’s self-esteem, researchers say.

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