SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2013) - From 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Karen Horton, MD and her practice will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness (BRA) Day event at 2100 Webster Street, Suite 506, San Francisco, CA 94115. This marks the second straight year Dr. Horton and her staff will host the only event held in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.

Beginning as an initiative to promote awareness for breast reconstruction options following lumpectomy or mastectomy, this year's BRA Day campaign has focused its efforts on a "'Team Approach' to breast cancer care from diagnosis through reconstruction," which includes collaboration between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The Plastic Surgery Foundation, and a variety of physicians and breast cancer care advocates.

The 2013 BRA Day event at Dr. Horton's practice will feature:

  • A before-and-after slideshow of breast reconstruction images
  • First-hand accounts from breast reconstruction patients
  • An office-based awareness campaign highlighting advanced breast reconstruction techniques
  • Several local businesses showing their support for breast cancer reconstruction awareness

According to Dr. Horton's blog post titled "BRA Day 2013 in San Francisco," a large part of her practice is "committed to increasing awareness and educating others about the options for breast reconstruction, particularly advanced breast reconstruction techniques involving implants in a single stage, or using microsurgical techniques that do not sacrifice major muscles of the body." She goes on to say she and her practice welcome anyone and everyone interested in supporting breast reconstruction awareness, and she hopes to see a great turnout.

About Karen Horton, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC

Dr. Horton earned her medical degree from the University of Toronto, completed six years of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery training and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She is experienced in a number of advanced breast reconstruction techniques, including Microsurgery -- a technique designed to reconstruct the breast using the patient's own tissues. Dr. Horton is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, among other prestigious medical societies. She is available for interview upon request.

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Contact Information:

Dr. Karen Horton
2100 Webster Street
Suite 506
San Francisco, CA 94115

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