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Don’t Forget to Ask This When You Prepare for Mastectomy: Advocate Shares Story and Advice
23 Feb 2017

Don’t Forget to Ask This When You Prepare for Mastectomy: Advocate Shares Story and Advice

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 this topic. You can read more about her and her organization at the end of her story.   I’m a two-time breast cancer survivor who had delayed breast reconstruction. I...

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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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Knitted Knockers Nonprofit’s Comfortable, Adjustable Breast Prosthetic Fills Need
16 May 2016

Knitted Knockers Nonprofit’s Comfortable, Adjustable Breast Prosthetic Fills Need

For some women, Knitted Knockers provides the solution to that awkward time between a mastectomy or lumpectomy and breast reconstruction. When the healing scars are sensitive, the thought of wearing a hot and sweaty, heavy, expensive breast prosthetic just may not appeal. A Knitted Knocker is a soft, hand-knitted breast prosthetic. Barbara Demorest is the founder of the nonprofit organization, knittedknockers.org. Her organization uses volunteer...

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Delayed vs. Immediate Breast Reconstruction
23 Apr 2016

Delayed vs. Immediate Breast Reconstruction

Physicians don’t all agree when it comes to deciding on the perfect time to begin breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Some physicians recommend immediate breast reconstruction, which is performed at the same time as the mastectomy. Or, they may recommend a delayed breast reconstruction that is performed maybe weeks or months later, if radiation is needed. Reconstruction can even take place years after the mastectomy....

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Immediate vs. Delayed Reconstruction: Making the Choice
19 Mar 2016

Immediate vs. Delayed Reconstruction: Making the Choice

The timing of a woman’s breast reconstruction procedure may seem like a minor detail when compared to many of the other choices they have to make during their diagnosis and treatment. However, making the final decision on timing is often a challenge, and for good reason. There are several factors that women must consider when deciding on reconstruction timing. At the end of the day,...

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