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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day: Stories and Support
18 Oct 2017

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day: Stories and Support

Our mission at ITC is to help women navigate through their breast cancer journey. In many cases, the journey includes choosing whether or not to reconstruct. To help with this choice, we offer stories and informative articles. Today is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. Organizations all over the world are participating by holding BRA Day events. So we’re highlighting some of our most popular stories and...

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No Breast Reconstruction: Why Going Flat May Be Your Only Choice
21 Sep 2017

No Breast Reconstruction: Why Going Flat May Be Your Only Choice

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 breast reconstruction for you”? When so many other women can get breast reconstruction, why are you unable to? Unfortunately, reconstruction isn’t an option for everyone. And in this article, we...

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Our Mastectomy Results: Mother/Daughter Patients Tell It Like It Is
30 Jun 2017

Our Mastectomy Results: Mother/Daughter Patients Tell It Like It Is

There’s no denying that getting a mastectomy is a scary experience. Not only are you in the middle of your breast cancer journey, mastectomy results in a significant physical change. You may feel like a part of your identity is gone after a mastectomy. Or that you have lost your womanhood or aren’t sexy anymore. While these emotional challenges are certainly, well, a challenge, you can...

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Life After Breast Reconstruction: Janet Gerlach Shares Her Positive Story
06 May 2017

Life After Breast Reconstruction: Janet Gerlach Shares Her Positive Story

Today we welcome Janet Gerlach. She opted for a preventative mastectomy, and shares her positive experience with life after breast reconstruction.    I have no regrets about my decision to have a preventative double mastectomy with DIEP Flap breast reconstruction (using my belly fat and tissue to reconstruct my breasts). I now have peace of mind knowing that I took a pro-active approach to significantly lowering...

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How to Avoid Breast Surgery Scars: Get Hidden Scar Surgery!
22 Feb 2017

How to Avoid Breast Surgery Scars: Get Hidden Scar Surgery!

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 old self again. While some women embrace scars as a symbol of strength, what if you want to keep scarring to a minimum?   Fortunately, researchers developed a new procedure that reduces scarring...

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I’ll Expand My Own Breasts, Thank You! New AeroForm® Breast Expander Hits US Shores
19 Feb 2017

I’ll Expand My Own Breasts, Thank You! New AeroForm® Breast Expander Hits US Shores

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. Here’s the scoop on this great new breast expander option. It reduces both the time and pain typically associated with reconstruction!   What’s Different About the AeroForm® System? Unlike other tissue...

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Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction Surgery and the Heart
15 Feb 2017

Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction Surgery and the Heart

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 cancer, you have a unique connection to your heart. You have to learn to love your new body again after surgery. You have to find the strength to persevere...

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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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Your Best Options for Breast Reconstruction? There’s an App for That
03 Feb 2017

Your Best Options for Breast Reconstruction? There’s an App for That

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 also have to look at your best options for breast reconstruction. Finally, you must figure out what type of reconstruction you want.   As you may already know, there are...

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Thanksgiving for the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
23 Nov 2016

Thanksgiving for the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

It’s Thanksgiving, and most of us have been thinking about what we’re thankful for: family, friends, jobs, cats. Let’s take a few minutes to look beyond the obvious. So many things change in our world that have huge impacts on our lives. This is especially true for women dealing with breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Or anyone with serious medical or life concerns. The medical field...

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