Author Lisa Masters Shares Breast Restoration Journey Following Cancer

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How to Build a Boob: Life After Mastectomy

In 2013, there will be about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

Breast cancer can be devastating on many levels. Long-term effects such as permanent breast damage still plague thousands of breast cancer survivors.

For author and breast cancer survivor Lisa Masters, giving up on having breasts was not an option. In Build-a-Boob, her new memoir, she shares the inspirational story of her journey from cancer and pain to healing and regeneration.

“After 15 reconstructive surgeries and numerous difficulties with infection along the way, I have two breasts and a purpose,” said Masters. “I wanted to reach out and break the silence for those who live with the scars that breast cancer has left behind.”

Written from her personal experience as a cancer patient, the book follows Masters through her diagnosis, treatment and reconstruction surgeries. Including 25 photos that span her 15 surgical procedures, Masters hopes that the book helps shed light on the ability to use liposuction to rebuild breasts.

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Build-a-boob: After the Cure
By Lisa Masters
ISBN: 978-1-4797-9580-2
Retail: $15.99
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About the author
Lisa Masters is currently living cancer free in Orlando, Florida with her son. Working as a real estate agent, she continues to share her story and offer hope to others because she believes too many survivors live with their scars in silence. She is currently working to establish a foundation to raise awareness regarding the available breast reconstructive techniques and to raise money to help those who cannot afford the medical expenses required to complete their reconstruction. For more information about Lisa and her cause, visit

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