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Talk on reconstruction after mastectomy

Adelphi University will host a forum with medical experts to share the latest medical information about breast reconstruction after undergoing a mastectomy.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Alumni House, on 154 Cambridge Ave. in Garden City. The event is sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program.

On the panel will be plastic surgeons Dr. Vincent DiGregorio and Dr. Ron Israeli, both board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and members of the Adelphi breast cancer program’s advisory board.

DiGregorio, a senior surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, will discuss surgical procedures and advances in breast reconstruction.

Israeli, who specializes in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and is also a sculptor, will display his project titled “Breast Reconstruction-Restoring Wholeness” in which he created life cast sculptures of six of his mastectomy and breast reconstruction patients.

There is no fee for the forum, but preregistration is required. For information, call 516-877-4325 or email breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

Tags: Garden City , Adelphi , forum , mastectomy , breast , reconstruction

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