According to a new study done in Canada, a breast reconstruction surgery that uses tissues from a woman’s abdomen harms the abdomen itself. It previously had been thought that the surgery was so precise it prevented damage to the abdomen, but doctors don’t believe that’s the case. They recommend you talk with your physician about this topic before reconstruction.

Today’s news on breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


- According to a new study done in Canada, a breast reconstruction surgery that uses tissues from a woman’s abdomen harms the abdomen itself. It previously had been thought that the surgery was so precise it prevented damage to the abdomen, but doctors don’t believe that’s the case. They recommend you talk with your physician about this topic before reconstruction.


- MSNBC’s Powerwall takes a look today at “powerful women who have battled breast cancer.” The vignettes feature women such as Nancy Reagan and Janet Napolitano.


Compiled by GateHouse News Service