Reconstruction

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Hi all, & thanks in advance for any help you can provide.  
This week I have been advised that I need to have a right breast mastectomy for DCIS.   I wasn’t expecting this as I’ve had two previous surgeries in Jan & March to remove the ducts.   I won’t need to have any Chemo/radiotherapy & wanted other people’s experiences on reconstruction; Did you have reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy, if so how was that & what type did you have?   Any further surgery after initial reconstruction?  Did you wait & live with your new shape before reconstruction & how did that go?

I am meeting with the Oncoplastic surgeon on Tuesday & I have questions for them, but some lived experience would be so helpful.   

Thank you so much.

  • Hi  and I see it’s your first post so welcome to the Online Community

    You may well get some answers on this general group but can I recommend you consider joining our supportive Breast cancer support group. This is a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

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