Current rates suggest that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.1 The good news is that many of these women will make a complete recovery. Proper education about breast cancer, its treatment, and after-treatment care are key tools on the path to becoming a breast cancer survivor.
Breast reconstruction can transform both your figure and your outlook after a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction can be done at the time of your mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or at some point afterwards (delayed reconstruction).
1Altekruse SF, Kosary CL, Krapcho M, et al. SEER cancer statistics review, 1975–2007. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 2010.