As a longtime supporter of Stepping Out to Celebrate Life, Dr. Cynthia Goodman has been an escort for breast cancer survivors on the runway at the gala fundraiser since 2002 and has supported the event for 14 years. Last year, this event helped provide $300,000 to grant programs serving underserved women and men living with breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was an escort again this year on September 24th at Marin Civic Center.
As a one of the premier plastic surgeons in Marin who performs multiple breast reconstructions a year, Dr. Cynthia Goodman understands how important it is for women to feel whole again after facing a breast cancer diagnosis. There are many options available whether a patient has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. During reconstruction, Dr. Goodman creates a breast shape using an artificial implant (implant reconstruction), a flap of tissue from another place on your body (autologous reconstruction), or both. The final results of breast reconstruction following mastectomy can help lessen the physical and emotional impact of mastectomy.