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After Mastectomy Surgery: Kelly Nemecek Shares the Second Half of Her Journey
12 Feb 2017

After Mastectomy Surgery: Kelly Nemecek Shares the Second Half of Her Journey

On the last day of January, our breast cancer screening month, Kelly Nemecek shared the beginning of her journey with breast cancer. Kelly now joins us to explain what choices she made after mastectomy surgery.   The thing I thought I would fear most (besides dying of course) was losing my hair. When it was coming out by the handful I had Tomas buzz it...

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Breast Reconstruction After Radiation
07 May 2016

Breast Reconstruction After Radiation

A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Important decisions need to be made quickly. A large amount of information comes at you all at once. Your medical team will walk you through choosing the best course of treatment so as to minimize the risk of cancer returning or spreading. If you are considering breast reconstruction after radiation, the time to talk about it is now....

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Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy
30 Apr 2016

Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy involves the removal of just the tumor found in the breast, and some of the non-cancerous tissue surrounding it–not the entire breast as with a mastectomy. This surgical procedure conserves the breast, which is good. Unfortunately, it leaves the breast with a dent, bulge, or imperfection near the surgical site. After a lumpectomy the breast or breasts are likely to be different in...

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Necrotic Breast to Work of Art: Frannie’s Story
25 Apr 2016

Necrotic Breast to Work of Art: Frannie’s Story

Women who come through the other side of a breast cancer diagnosis often feel a responsibility to share their story. An important part of recovery is to reveal the reality of what happens between the moment you’re told you have cancer and the moment your oncologist utters the words “cancer-free.” The same can be said regarding breast reconstruction, which can be, but isn’t always, a...

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