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  • Breast Reconstruction: How Others Decided

    Hear what other women thought about as they decided whether to have breast reconstruction.

  • Deciding About Breast Reconstruction

    Compare the pros and cons of having breast reconstruction.

  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?

    Guides through decision to have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Describes what options are available for breast reconstruction and how it is done. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • Tissue Flap Surgery for Breast Reconstruction

    Discusses breast reconstruction surgery done after mastectomy. Covers two ways of doing the surgery: pedicle flap and free flap. Looks at types of flap surgery: TRAM, latissimus dorsi, DIEP, SIEA, TUG, and gluteal free. Covers what to expect after surgery and risks.

  • Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery

    Whether to wear a breast form (prosthesis) after breast surgery is a very personal decision. Some women feel better about themselves when their clothes fit just as they did before surgery. Other women feel comfortable just as they are. You can buy these forms already made, or they can be...

  • Breast Implant Surgery for Breast Reconstruction

    Breast implants recreate the shape of a breast after part or all of the breast is removed ( mastectomy) because of cancer. Several types of implants are available. Sometimes an implant is placed during the same surgery as mastectomy. But often you will have two surgeries. The doctor will first...

  • Mastectomy (Removal of the Breast) for Breast Cancer

    Discusses breast cancer surgery. Covers simple mastectomy, modified mastectomy, and radical mastectomy. Covers what to expect after surgery. Looks at risks. Links to info on breast reconstruction.

  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy?

    Guides you through decision about which surgery to have for early-stage breast cancer. Lists benefits and risks of both mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • Exercises After Mastectomy

    After breast surgery ( mastectomy), you may feel some pain going down your arm. Your shoulder and arm may be stiff and hard to move. You may also have some loss of feeling there. The basic exercises described here will help you start moving your arm. But be careful not...

  • Cancer

    Provides links to info on cancer. Topics covered include breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and cancer pain. Links to info that can help you make a decision on diagnostic or screening tests. Includes info on treatment choices.


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