Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day
evenOn Wednesday, October 19, 2022, The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers in partnership with The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and with generous support from The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Allergan Aesthetics and Mentor are hosting this free three-hour event for women considering breast reconstruction.
BRA Day is intended to EDUCATE women on their breast reconstruction options, provide an opportunity to see possible outcomes of breast reconstruction surgery, EMPOWER women to make the choice that’s right for them and CONNECT women with others who have been through it.
The virtual event is open to women and men across the country and will include presentations from leading Canadian breast reconstruction experts, stories from patients sharing their breast reconstruction journey, resources and a virtual Show and Tell Lounge, offering a unique opportunity to see real results of breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is covered by most health insurance plans in Canada.
Breast reconstruction is recognized by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) as an important part of breast cancer treatment. As such, OHIP covers all aspects of breast reconstruction including the costs of surgery, breast implants, hospital stay (if needed), nipple areolar reconstruction and most balancing surgeries on the opposite breast if required.
Throughout October, The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) will be hosting events and sharing resources that empower women with the knowledge and information they need throughout their cancer journey.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in Canadian women, affecting around one in eight. The Peter Gilgan Centre is working to ensure that every woman has the chance to gain access to the highest standard of care in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship for women’s cancers – no matter where she lives.