Following breast cancer diagnosis, patients have a lot of questions, doubts, and fears. Will I need surgery? Will the treatment make me lose my hair? Will I lose my breasts? But let’s start with surgery for your breast cancer.
There are several treatment options available for breast cancer, but one of the most common options is to remove all of the breast tissue affected by cancer cells through a surgical procedure. Depending on the severity and the stage of the cancer, women may need to have one breast or both breasts removed. While do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery, many others decide to do it immediately.
In this video shared by Cancer Grad, mastectomy is the main subject of a lively interview with reconstructive surgeon Dr. Christopher Low at Vanguard Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Breast cancer survivor Aniela brings up common practical questions that prompt frank discussion with the expert surgeon. Both share practical tips about surgical procedures, implants, nipples, bras, and other interesting breast details.
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