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 […]
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.
Are you undergoing a mastectomy or double-mastectomy as part of your breast cancer treatment plan? If you are considering this as part of your treatment plan, read on! Every woman approaches a mastectomy differently. Some are relieved to cut the cancer away. Others mourn the loss of their breasts. Many feel a myriad of […]
If you’re considering breast reconstruction after a mastectomy due to breast cancer, you’ve probably read a lot about how breast reconstruction can make you feel whole again. In fact, we talk a lot about the benefits of breast reconstruction on this blog because the AiRS Foundation helps women receive reconstruction for that very purpose: to […]
When we think of the side effects of cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, our first thought is usually hair loss or nausea. But cancer treatments can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your skin, too. Chemotherapy targets fast-growing cells, and since all skin cells are fast-growing, they are profoundly […]