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Our mission is to expand access to quality breast reconstruction after mastectomy by:

Empowering breast cancer patients with accurate, unbiased information and resources to support them physically and emotionally.

Facilitating physician communication and training and on the most advanced procedures and techniques in breast reconstruction.

Shifting medical and societal culture to recognize the relationship between physical reconstructive outcomes and patient mental health.

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.

In 2020, over 2.2 million women and more than 10,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer globally. 

About 13% of women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. That is one in eight women. 

Approximately half of all patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer undergo a mastectomy, the surgical removal of a patient’s breast(s), as a course of treatment for breast cancer, or as a risk-reducing measure for women who carry a gene mutation.

BreastReconstruction.Org, Inc. was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization  in 2021 to expand global access to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Many women who undergo mastectomy outside of major cities are not offered the option of reconstruction. Even when it is offered, many patients do not receive adequate information on the range of surgical options available to them to make informed decisions. As a result, many women do not have access to the right procedures for their bodies. Limitations in breast reconstruction procedure training among plastic surgeons plays a role in creating these gaps.

BreastReconstruction.Org, Inc. seeks to provide women with comprehensive information on all available breast reconstruction options and techniques, while also educating physicians and plastic surgeons through detailed training videos, conferences, fellowships and missions. BreastReconsruction, Org, Inc. also seeks to support the development of patient empowerment programs worldwide, to recognize and combat the significant emotional impact of breast cancer and mastectomy on patients and their families.

“If I can help people and talk about it, I will. It’s not the end of your life, it’s a new beginning. It’s just different. It’s not bad-different. It’s just different.”

Read Jackie’s story