On Cancer: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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A Tale of Two Ashleys: Meet a Nurse and a Patient Teaming Up for the New York City Marathon

Read about Ashley Landay, a breast cancer patient at MSK, who will run the TCS New York City Marathon with her chemotherapy nurse, Ashley Pildis.

Pictured: Ashley Landay (left) and Ashley Pildis (right)

In the Clinic

Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: Debunking Four Common Myths

Learn the truth behind common misunderstandings about breast reconstruction.

Memorial Sloan Kettering reconstructive surgeon Babak Mehrara.


In Good Hands: Meet Hand Sarcoma Surgeon Edward Athanasian

Edward Athanasian discusses the unique challenges of operating on sarcomas and other tumors in the hand.

Hand x ray

In the Lab

Could a Topical Cream Prevent Lymphedema? Study in Mice Suggests Yes

By blocking a source of inflammation in the skin, it may be possible to prevent or treat lymphedema, a common and debilitating cancer complication.

Lymphedema can produce uncomfortable swelling in the arms or legs in the months and years following cancer treatment.

In the Clinic

Study Findings Could Help Women Make Decisions about Breast Cancer Surgery

Women who have reconstructive surgery after mastectomy and radiation for breast cancer are usually more satisfied with the results when their own tissue is used instead of implants.

Surgeon in scrubs operating on patient.