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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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Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction May Be Safer for Plus Size Women
11 May 2016

Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction May Be Safer for Plus Size Women

Breast reconstruction options can often be limited for women who have multiple chronic conditions. Reconstruction can also be riskier. Obesity is a common condition that makes some women more susceptible to certain complications following surgery. You may be wondering what you can do to ensure a safe procedure if you happen to be a bit on the heavier side. Well, one thing you can do is look into...

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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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