During the Covid pandemic, it is prudent for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer to focus their priorities. Oncologic treatment is primary whether this means oncologic surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Reconstructive treatment can wait, and it can wait a long time, says Constance M. Chen, M.D.
Constance M. Chen, MD, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City with special expertise in the use of innovative techniques to optimize medical and aesthetic outcomes for women undergoing breast reconstruction. She operates at Lenox Hill Hospital and was formerly chief of microsurgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. She is clinical assistant professor of surgery (plastic surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College and clinical assistant professor of surgery (plastic surgery) at Tulane University School of Medicine. For more, visit constancechenmd.com.