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DiepCFoundation Interview of Dr. Patricia Clark

DiepCFoundation  interviewed Dr. Patricia Clark from Ironwood Cancer & Research Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Clark explains that oncoloplastic surgery is generally referred to as reconstruction of lumpectomy defects. She states that all breast cancer patients should be evaluated from an oncoplastic standpoint. Rearrangement of local tissue can add volume back to the breast with existing tissue to prevent deformities that can happen after traditional lumpectomies. This procedure can also be a consideration for men with male breast cancer. http://www.diepcfoundation.org/ is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing education and resources to empower women and men with information to make an informed decision about options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.