Over The Muscle Versus Under The Muscle Is The Biggest Debate In Breast Reconstruction & This Is Why
By Sara Altschule, 4/22/19
Undergoing a preventative double mastectomy six months ago wasn’t an easy decision for me to make. After I found out I was BRCA 2 positive — meaning, my breast cancer-preventing gene had a mutation — and that I had an 84% chance of developing breast cancer in my lifetime, my brain wasn’t ready to make any serious decisions. In the beginning, I was still in shock mode, or what I like to call "crying all the time" mode. After meeting with a genetic counselor, Googling my questions to no end, and setting up consultations with different surgeons, I finally came to the conclusion — I was ready to take on a double mastectomy with reconstruction, which would lower my chances of developing breast cancer by 95%.
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