Plastic Surgery – Patient Education and Resources
Breast cancer support
The breast cancer support group, Moving Forward, provides an opportunity for you to join other women diagnosed with breast cancer in an informal setting. Share advice from your own experience, receive support, and give strength to each other during and after cancer treatment. Family and significant others are welcome to attend the group.
Melanoma support services are offered through Penn State Cancer Institute’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center and Melanoma Therapeutics Program.
Risks of breast implants
You may have heard recent media reports regarding breast implants and a rare form of cancer called Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, (BIA-ALCL). The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated information regarding BIA-ALCL and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is working closely with the FDA to monitor the disease. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center wants its breast implant patients to be informed about BIA-ALCL and the FDA’s recommendations related to this disease.