As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is re-airing its Webcast on breast reconstruction using muscle tissue from a patient’s back. The Webcast will take place today at 4:30 pm at www.jeffersonhospital.org/webcast.

The 60-minute Webcast will include a pretaped surgical reconstruction. However, breast surgeon Anne Rosenberg, MD, clinical professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and plastic reconstructive surgeon Steven Copit, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, at Jefferson, will be on hand live to answer questions online from viewers.

“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportune time to again make women aware of the latest and best options for diagnosing and treating breast cancer,” says Rosenberg. “This Webcast will demonstrate simply and clearly what a patient can expect if she is diagnosed with breast cancer.”

During the Webcast, surgeons will demonstrate latissimus dorsi flap surgery, in which tissue, sometimes including underlying fat and muscle, is taken from the back and tunneled to create a breast mound to reconstruct the breast.

[www.newswise.com, October 8, 2007]