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Breast Reconstruction Surgery After a Mastectomy


Many patients prefer to have reconstruction done (or at least the process started) at the same time as their mastectomy for a number of reasons. If you have breast reconstruction done at the same time as your mastectomy this is called immediate reconstruction.

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Wendy's Story


Wendy Nielsen is a mom, a blogger and a breast cancer survivor. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, Wendy initially underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment that year, followed by a prophylactic oophorectomy in 2010. She currently takes a daily aromatase inhibitor and remains NED.

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