Bra Day 2017 at the MUHC was a success!

More than 70 people gathered in the Auditorium of the Research Institute to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery

Bra Day 2017 at the MUHC was a success! Yesterday, more than 70 people gathered in the Auditorium of the Research Institute of the MUHC to learn more about the options available to women considering breast reconstruction surgery. Thank you to Dr. Lucie Lessard, chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and to her team for organizing this great event!

Deneise Ottley, her mother and Angela Alston, co-organizer of the event

“Three things played a big role in my recovery: the surgery, my faith and the support of my family and the people at the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. That’s what kept me going,” says Deneise Ottley, who was diagnosed in 2014 and had breast reconstruction surgery immediately after undergoing a total mastectomy. In the picture, Deneise is surrounded by her mother and Angela Alston, co-organizer of the event.

Catalina Uribe with her daughter Susana

“I’m a cancer survivor. I had a mastectomy on my left breast a year and a half ago and I’m now waiting for breast reconstruction surgery. Twenty years ago I had breast augmentation surgery and I still have the implants, so I want more in-depth information about the surgery,” says Catalina Uribe, who attended the event with her daughter Susana.

From left to right: Plastic Surgeons Dr. Lucie Lessard and Dr. Omar Fouda Neel, Surgical Oncologists Dr. Michael Thirlwell and Dr. Francine Tremblay and Genetic Counsellor Laura Palma

A multidisciplinary panel explained the different possibilities and answered questions from the public. In the picture, from left to right: Genetic Counsellor Laura Palma, Surgical Oncologist Dr. Francine Tremblay, Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery Dr. Lucie Lessard, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Omar Fouda Neel and Oncologist Dr. Michael Thirlwell.