Monthly Archives: January 2012

Now a college freshman, Ellese Meyer was only a sixth grader when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. Terri Alvino Meyer’s breast cancer was only stage one when she was diagnosed. She underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy to fight the cancer. Three years after her original diagnosis, Terri’s cancer returned. So that she wouldn’t have to be away from her young children, she decided to pursue oral chemotherapy with radiation and remain at home during her second treatment. Despite her valiant fight against cancer, Terri Meyer died in 2009.

Though it was the end of her mother’s battle, for Ellese, it was the beginning of a mission. Continue reading

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In our last Pink Ribbon Story Foundation blog we discussed the need for breast cancer patient education on breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Coupled with this necessity is the need for breast reconstruction surgeons like PRSF founder Dr. James Namnoum to stay abreast of new reconstruction technology and techniques. Therefore, plastic surgeons from across the country gather at meetings like the 28th Annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium planned for January 13-15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead.

PRSF is committed to helping promote better healthcare from initial treatment through breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients and survivors. Continue reading

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