Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Turkeltaub Promoting National Breast Cancer Awareness

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 207,090 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2010. Without a clear cure in sight, the number of women affected by this disease is expected to continue to rise; meaning 13% of the women born today will undergo treatment for breast cancer. At his Scottsdale plastic surgery practice, Steven H. Turkeltaub, MD, PC is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by promoting the organization’s dedication to the fight against breast cancer.

Scottsdale Phoenix Arizona Plastic Surgeon Dr. Turkeltaub

According to a recent estimation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 207,090 new cases of breast cancer will be identified in the United States in 2010. Without the development of a cure for the disease, 13% of the women born today will be affected by breast cancer. This October is the 26th annual celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and Dr. Steven Turkeltaub, a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, is promoting the organization’s commitment to battling breast cancer through awareness, education, and empowerment.

Dr. Turkeltaub is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery for performing cosmetic enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation in Scottsdale, and above all else, patient comfort and safety are top priorities. He and the NBCAM organization remind women of all ages that they are the first line of defense against breast cancer, and stress the need for self-examinations coupled with routine mammograms. Dr. Turkeltaub is extensively experienced with breast reconstruction in Scottsdale, and understands the entire process is not only physically stressful, but mentally and emotionally trying as well. He says the process of reconstructing a woman’s breasts often helps restore her sense of femininity and self-esteem, regardless of whether the procedure is performed in conjunction with the cancer’s removal, or at a later date. Dr. Turkeltaub says his patients are provided with comprehensive explanations of all possible procedures and options to ensure they are able to make a well-informed decision about breast reconstruction.

As part of the best preventative practices, Dr. Turkeltaub and the NBCAM organization say women should be aware of several important factors that often indicate a greater risk for developing breast cancer. In addition to considering family history and how the disease affects women of their race and ethnicity, all women should maintain a healthy weight and limit alcohol intake. However, as the statistics from NCI show, a number of women are at risk for developing breast cancer. When considering options for breast reconstruction surgery in Scottsdale, Dr. Turkeltaub says there are several important factors to address: the timing of the reconstruction, the reconstructive techniques to be employed, and the possible procedures to be performed on the unaffected breast. He adds that by helping his patients weigh all possible options, he can help them begin to restore their sense of femininity and confidence.

Whether Dr. Turkeltaub is performing cosmetic procedures such as a breast lift in Scottsdale, or helping his patients cope with the process of breast reconstruction, he says the opportunity to celebrate NBCAM this October plays an important role in empowering women across the nation as they cope with breast cancer.

About Dr. Turkeltaub

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Center, and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Turkeltaub is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Arizona Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Arizona Medical Association, and the Maricopa County Plastic Surgeons Society, among other prestigious organizations.

Dr. Turkeltaub has two plastic surgery office locations: Scottsdale office is located at 10290 N. 92nd St. Suite 207 in Scottsdale, AZ 85258; the Glendale office is located at 18275 N. 59th Ave. Blgd. E Suite 126 in Glendale, AZ 85308; he can be reached at (480) 451-3000 or http://www.arizonabreast.com/ and http://www.turkeltaub.com/

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