Tracy Maloney, a breast cancer patient, and Dr Rizwan talk to Jill Benett about how the fast-track Breast Health Program at the Jimmy Pattison Centre in Surrey can start breast cancer treatment, including breast reconstruction, within a month of diagnosis. Tracy was diagnosed Dec 27th 2013 and had her surgery January 21, 2014.
Trace Maloney says a fast-track system for diagnosing and treating breast cancer not only saved her life but also helped her feel like herself again. "My children have a mother, my husband has a wife. It was a difficult year, but it also had really great high points because I was proactive," said Maloney in her Tsawwassen home.
Plastic surgeons use microscopes to re-attach and reconstruct. Savita Nath's biggest 40th birthday gift came two weeks late but she didn't mind one bit. The Surrey wife and mother was informed on December 5 that her year-long battle with breast cancer was over. "It was one long journey for a year with the cancer, but I was lucky to have good family support, and my doctors were amazing," Nath said.