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New procedure for mastectomy patients

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October is  Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today is "BRA" Day.    

"BRA" stands for "Breast Reconstruction Awareness" for women facing a mastectomy.

That's where the breast is removed.

But Cleveland Clinic doctors are performing both the mastectomy (breast removal) and reconstruction at the same time.  Saving the patient from having to return months later for a second surgery.

Another interesting point is the implants are supported by human donor tissue.  Another benefit to help others from those who choose to become organ, eye and tissue donors.  To learn more visit Lifebanc.org  

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