When a breast cancer diagnosis is given, you may feel alone in your fight to survive. Your mind, body, and soul are profoundly affected.
It’s a lonely and frightening time because pain and fear touch the very core of your being.
To make it through, it helps to know that others have dealt with the same battle and have come out on the other side with strength and hope.
Celebrities are people many of us follow. We enjoy looking into others’ lives, sometimes because it keeps us from focusing too much on the pain of our own lives.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, we want to help lessen the heartbreaking news of breast cancer by showing how many celebrities have overcome this same diagnosis and have been able to reclaim their health and their bodies.
Giuliana Rancic – “In helping other women, you end up helping yourself.”
Giuliana Rancic is no stranger to the camera. The E! News personality has been public about her breast cancer diagnosis from the start along with her decision to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
She was only 37 years old when diagnosed. It was an extremely painful experience for her, but she felt that her publicity was doing something positive so she could reach other women who may have received the same diagnosis or might have been reluctant to get a mammogram.
In Rancic’s words, “You end up being able to validate one of the most painful times in your life by realizing that maybe all the pain and the fear and the tears were worth it.”
Wanda Sykes – “I had both breasts removed, because now I have zero chance of having breast cancer.”
Wanda Sykes has made people laugh for years. When she received the news she was suffering from ductal cancer in situ, which is a stage zero cancer, she decided to get rid of it all.
Since she has a history of breast cancer in her family, she didn’t want to take the risk of it progressing. Her personal decision was to have a double mastectomy with breast reconstruction.
Wanda’s story brings to light that family history matters. In her case, her family history and diagnosis warned her to take care of the problem before it took control of her body.
Hoda Kotb – “My life after cancer is more courageous and more honest and fuller than my life before.”
Hoda Kotb is a TODAY show anchor. In 2007, she received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. Soon after, she chose to have a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. After the experience, she now feels that it gave her the strength to deal with the challenges that will come later in life.
In her words, “The world just suddenly snapped into focus…”
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery is here for you through it all…
From the moment you receive a breast cancer diagnosis to the time you come in for your follow-up consultation after breast reconstruction, we are here for you. We can help you make this time in your life more bearable.
We understand everything you are going through and we will use our compassion to guide you through the decisions you will need to make in the coming months.
Please contact us for a free consultation at one of our offices in Commack, Long Island, or Manhattan. As of this writing, we are one of the few practices to have TWO double board certified plastic surgeons along with the experience of many years to give you the care you need and a way to reclaim your body after losing one or both breasts to cancer.
Call us now at (212) 206-0023 or (631) 499-1831 to speak to one of our plastic surgeons.
Warm and Hopeful Wishes to You,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team
*The surgeon’s qualifications described in this post may not accurately reflect who we have on staff currently. Please visit our “About the Doctors” page or call our office for specific information about our current surgical staff.