Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, also known as immediate or one-step breast reconstruction, is the process of completing both the mastectomy and the breast reconstruction in a single surgical procedure. Traditional Breast Reconstruction Until the early 2000s, breast reconstruction involved several surgical procedures. In traditional breast reconstruction, the plastic surgeon would remove the breast tissue, then insert […]
Many women who suffer from breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy (the total removal of one or both breasts) or a lumpectomy (the partial removal of one or both breasts) as part of their treatment. While mastectomies are often the most effective treatment against breast cancer, more often than not, they leave the patient […]
The stages of breast cancer are listed in numerical order, 0 through IV, with each order signaling a more advanced stage of breast cancer. Knowing a patient’s stage helps the patient and doctor understand the prognosis, as well as talk about it with others. Each stage is based on four determining factors: Although there are […]
More often than not, cancer treatments like chemotherapy cause hair loss. Some women lose all their hair during chemotherapy, while others may experience thinning. Hair loss isn’t exclusively along the scalp; it can also occur on the face, including the loss of eyebrows or eyelashes.
If you receive a call from your doctor saying you should consider a mastectomy, to remove a cancerous breast or to prevent the possibility of breast cancer, it can leave you feeling shocked and overwhelmed. Beyond the trauma of receiving a mastectomy recommendation, there are several different options for mastectomies.