On her 52nd birthday, Rita “Cookie” Relan of Slidell learned she would have to have a mastectomy to treat cancer in the ducts of her breast. In November 2006, a month after her diagnosis, Dr. Agustin Suarez, a breast surgeon with Hemataology & Oncology Specialists, removed the affected breast tissue, and plastic surgeons Drs. Frank J. DellaCroce and Scott Sullivan, of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) in New Orleans, rebuilt her breast using fat from her own body – all during the same surgery.… Read More

More than 180,000 women in the U.S. will face a diagnosis of breast cancer this year the American Cancer Society estimates. Each case will be unique, but doctors who treat the disease say most of these women have one wish in common: To get through their treatment and put the unhappy episode behind them.… Read More