BRA Day USA or Breast Reconstruction Awareness day is going to push through this October in various venues all over the country. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons endorses the event which will also present American singer, Jewel. The organization believes that Jewel is a perfect fit to emulate the goal of staging BRA Day USA, which is to empower women all across the US and possibly across the globe to know more about breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and the choices that are available for women who are in dire need of medical intervention.
Jewel, an known singer penned her new song “Flower,” which was released to increase the awareness for breast cancer patients about their options for therapy and breast reconstruction surgery. She also said that “Flower” was originally slated a few years back as a song for lovers and people in relationships. But now she said that, having re-written a few parts of the song, that it was more appropriate in sending the message to women who are breast cancer survivors that there is still hope in life even if there seems to be no getting out.
Jewel has deeply involved herself in the charity work being done by the ASPS Foundation, which aims to raise funds for helping spread the information about women’s options regarding breast reconstruction surgery, as well as taking away some of the financial burden from patients who cannot afford breast reconstruction surgery to relieve them from breast cancer. Jewel was also named as the national spokesperson for the Breast Reconstruction Awareness campaign.
She believes that plastic surgeons are an essential part of the team of doctors a patient with breast cancer has. Even though the oncologist is the main person who is going to dictate the usage of which drugs for the patient, it is the plastic surgeon who is to assess the physical and mental status of the patient, and more importantly, if she has the emotional capacity to undergo breast reconstruction surgery. Checking the mental status and psychological capacity of the patient before a surgical procedure is vital, because depending on the patient’s perception of the results, they might either sink into depression or may instantly feel good about themselves.
It is important not only for doctors, but for patients as well that they have a good grasp of each one’s capacity for treatment, whether it be chemotherapy or breast reconstruction surgery. Making sure that the adequate amount of information has been circulated would make the process of healing and recovery so much faster for the patient.