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The Advantages of Having a Mastectomy

The Advantages of Having a Mastectomy

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among American women, with about one in eight women developing it in the course of their lifetime. Moreover, the risk of developing it doubles if you have a first-degree relative that has already been diagnosed with the disease. Although advances in research and treatment […]

3 Things You Can Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

3 Things You Can Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  Breast Reconstruction Surgery is a complicated procedure, both during and after the operation. There are some problems that could arise in the days following surgery but, often, these symptoms may be completely normal. It’s natural to be paranoid after a surgery of this magnitude. To help alleviate some of your worries, here’s a list […]

Breast Reconstruction Method Using Women’s Own Tissue—Is It Safe?

Breast Reconstruction Method Using Women’s Own Tissue—Is It Safe?

  Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States. This diagnosis evokes fears and anxieties, but it also presents women with a choice between two options: breast-conservation treatment and mastectomy. For women who choose the latter, breast reconstruction may be necessary to restore the breast mound and maintain […]

10 Things to Consider before Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Surgery

10 Things to Consider before Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Surgery

There is much written on the internet about this topic, and good number of women commenting on forums wish they did their homework before agreeing to have breast reconstructive surgery. In fact, a 2016 study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has called for the provision […]

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 […]

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 […]