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A Note From Dr. Brooks on BIA-ALCL

In news reports you may have recently heard of a cancer that has been associated with breast implants called Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It is a T-cell lymphoma that is not a cancer of the breast tissue itself, but a type of cancer that develops around the scar tissue which forms around […]

Post- Surgery Scar Management & Massage Techniques

Scar Tissue After a surgery you will develop scar tissue.  Dr. Brooks will see you for your follow ups and suggest when to start doing your scar massage.  He will instruct you (or a family member) in the proper scar massage technique. Why a family member? Scar massage doesn’t feel pleasant.  Patients will often go […]

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Awareness Month Should Be Every Month – But Officially It’s May Plastic surgeons are often involved in removing skin cancers as many occur on the face in areas where the sun hits us most directly (nose, cheeks, temples and ears). Please don’t ignore changes seen on your skin!  The longer you wait to have […]

BRA Day in Calgary!

In one way or another all of us have been affected by breast cancer. Whether it be through a family member or a friend, maybe you were diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go through it on your own.