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How Radiation Therapy Affects Breast Reconstruction

How Radiation Therapy Affects Breast Reconstruction

Radiation therapy is one of the most powerful tools available today to treat breast cancer. Before, radiation therapy was mostly used on women who had undergone a lumpectomy – a procedure wherein there occurs only a partial removal of breast tissue. However, with advances in technique and technology relative to cancer treatment, radiation therapy has […]

What is Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Triple negative metastatic breast cancer refers to two things: a particular type of breast cancer, and how far that breast cancer has advanced. To help you understand the term, Breast Reconstruction Associates needs to break it down and look at each portion by itself. Triple negative breast cancer Breast cancer may be discussed as a […]

When Does Capsular Contracture Occur?

When Does Capsular Contracture Occur?

Capsular contracture is a complication of breast augmentation. It occurs when the body’s immune response perceives a breast implant as a foreign object, thereby forming thick tissue fibers, which encase the implant. Either one breast or both can be affected. This complication can occur at any time following breast surgery, but is most common several […]

What to Do: Breast Lump with Pain and Redness

What to Do: Breast Lump with Pain and Redness

Breast pain for women is a relatively common phenomenon. From the moment a person experiences her menstrual period to the moment that she experiences menopause, instances of breast pain can be considered normal. However, when breast pain is accompanied by redness or a lump, this may need medical attention. Symptoms of Breast Infection One of […]

Looking for the Best Breast Reconstruction Surgeons in Texas?

Looking for the Best Breast Reconstruction Surgeons in Texas?

After mastectomy, a high percentage of women choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery. Breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy doesn’t only have aesthetic benefits, but it also provides significant, positive impact on their self-esteem and quality of life. For most women, the highest difficulty they face when going through the process of breast reconstruction is finding […]

Breast Cancer Detection Techniques

Breast Cancer Detection Techniques

People around the world have become very conscious of the fact that cancer has swept the world.  They want to make sure that they aren’t at risk.  One of the most common questions that is asked, is how is breast cancer detected?  Let’s take a look at some of the modern breast cancer detection techniques […]

What Does DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Involve?

What Does DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Involve?

DIEP flap is a type of breast reconstruction procedure that involves blood vessels that are called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP). In this procedure, the DIEP, together with all connected skin and fat, are removed from the lower abdomen, and transferred to the chest using microsurgery, in order to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy. A […]

What Is Diep Flap?

What Is Diep Flap?

Diep flap is a type of breast reconstruction that is offered to breast cancer survivors and breast cancer patients who have had to undergo a mastectomy or a double mastectomy.  The process is relatively new and has replaced a procedure called TRAM flap.  Diep Flap stands for Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator.  Here are the […]

When Should You See A Breast Reconstruction Surgeon?

When Should You See A Breast Reconstruction Surgeon?

When it comes to breast reconstruction after mastectomy, timing is very important. While many people advocate and encourage immediate reconstruction – reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy surgery – it is not always feasible and advisable. One major determinant of the timing of reconstructive breast surgery is the stage of the breast cancer. […]