Plastic Surgery Northwest works to educate and support our breast cancer patients and the community at large.
On Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, we host a nurse-led educational forum. The forum is centered on breast reconstruction, and is geared toward patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, as well as those who have previously underwent treatment. The forum is ~90 minutes in length, and includes a slideshow and question/answer session. The forum is informational, free, and open to any interested person. Please call the office at 509 838 1010 if you would like to attend.
Plastic Surgery Northwest is a longtime supporter of the Pink Ribbon Run. Our surgeons have been proud to greet former patients at the finish line and hang their race medal around their neck. The 2020 run was virtual, but we still went above and beyond to support the race. See our video here.
We also support Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) and other events.
BRA Day 2021
Founded by a breast cancer survivor, Tubeau Tops are designed to offer women a comfortable solution during a “Not so” comfortable time.
Tubeau Tops can be worn for your everyday use, but were designed for:
- Regular mammogram appointments
- Procedure appointments
- Post Mastectomy surgery
- To hold surgery drains in place (see below)
- Post Augmentation
- Post Breast Implant
- Post Breast Explant
- To help hold scar tape in place
- Soft layer under compression garments
- Top can also be used to cover and hold lower drains in place (see below)
- Tubeau can be worn as a slip skirt as well