Breast Cancer Forum
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal

Breast reconstruction

How soon after treatment has finished should we consider recontruction?  Thinking of having other breast removed and reconstruction (bilateral).  Im 42 years of age was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 no lymph node involvement and other DCI insitu on same breast had the mastectomy 6 months of chemo (FEC100) and 25 shots of radiation over by the end of November 2007.  Still nervous and concerned about reoccurence!! Like most of us.
Opinions wanted and experiences most welcomed>
3 Responses
242527 tn?1292452740
Dear Maude1610:  There is no magic answer for the right time to consider reconstruction.  This is something that should be discussed with your oncologist and a plastic surgeon (preferably one who is experienced in reconstruction after cancer therapy).  There are a variety of considerations and options that would need to be discussed in the context of your situation.
25201 tn?1255584436
No experience (personal) concerning reconstruction but this is an issue that should be discussed in depth with both your Oncologist and Plastic Surgeon. May I suggest the following website where you will find a wealth of experience from women who have been there. Click on the "surgery/reconstruction" section ... bcsupport.org
Avatar universal
Thank you going to check out that site now!!
Popular Resources
A quick primer on the different ways breast cancer can be treated.
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention than you may realize
From mammograms to personal hygiene, learn the truth about these deadly breast cancer rumors.
Breast cancer is not an inevitability. From what you eat and drink to how much you exercise, learn what you can do to slash your risk.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.