El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy announcemnt is bringing genetic testing for breast cancer to light. And is leaving many women wondering if they, too, should be screened.
Doctor Mary Jo Wright with Evolve Plastic Surgery offers preventative double mastectomy's as well as reconstructive surgery. She says not all patients are eligible to undergo a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on the same day.
But to those patients who can, reconstructive surgery is an important step towards wellness. "Having your breast, both of your breast removed, if you woke up with no breast, you would feel disfigured and deformed, a lot of women do. As women we sort of define ourselves by how we look. That's part of it, I mean that's not the total package, obviously, but that's a part of how we define ourselves," Dr. Wright, a Breast Cancer Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery specialist told us.
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