Breast reconstruction has evolved over the years, and today you have many options. If you want to understand more about the different types of breast reconstruction surgery, start here.
It’s likely that you’ve already heard about breast reconstruction. Our blog does discuss it quite a bit, after all. You may have even talked to your cancer team about it. But what if they say "no
In late 2016, Omaha, Nebraska scored big points for women. It became a site for a type of microvascular flap surgery for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Creighton Medical Center offered it first. It uses a woman's
We're so grateful to Terri Coutee for sharing her story and advice on how to prepare for mastectomy! Terri had a wonderful experience with delayed DIEP flap breast reconstruction. She now advocates for education on
Large, noticeable scars are a common concern if you’re undergoing a mastectomy. Breast surgery scars often serve as a reminder of what you’ve been through. Or they may prevent you from completely feeling like your
Here at I’m Taking Charge, we love to share news about organizations and products that can benefit you during your breast cancer journey. The AeroForm® Tissue Expander System just became available in the United States.
Given that February is the month of Valentine’s Day, there are images of hearts nearly everywhere. It's a fitting time to look at breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgery and the heart. When you have
Breast reconstruction is a complicated topic. First, you have to decide between breast reconstruction and going flat. If you're considering reconstruction, you have to decide whether you want to get immediate or delayed reconstruction. You
Submitted by Dr. Frank J. DellaCroce, ITC Advisory Board Member and MD, FACS, from the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, New Orleans, LA www.breastcenter.com For women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the emotional blow of mastectomy and the sense