Breast reconstruction options following mastectomy.

  title={Breast reconstruction options following mastectomy.},
  author={Risal S. Djohan and Earl A. Gage and Steven Bernard},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine},
  volume={75 Suppl 1},
Breast reconstruction can help to address the disfigurement and sense of loss that often follow mastectomy. The decision whether to pursue reconstruction and the choice of reconstructive strategy are individualized decisions that must take into account the patient's body characteristics, overall health, breast cancer treatment plan, and personal preferences. Options for reconstruction broadly include placement of breast implants or use of the patient's own tissue (autologous reconstruction… CONTINUE READING

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