(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, April 24, 2019 – More than 268,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2018, according to estimates by the American Cancer Society. Many of these breast cancer patients need to decide whether or not to undergo undergo mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A breast cancer diagnosis is difficult, and coping with decisions about surgical treatment and its aftermath adds an extra layer of complexity to the diagnosis. Fortunately, many tactics and resources can help manage the emotional aspects of mastectomy and breast reconstruction. “It’s physically and emotionally taxing to adapt to the changes in your body and your life after breast cancer,” Dr. Constance Chen explains. “It’s abundantly clear why breast cancer patients would need effective tools to manage the emotional aspects of this tumultuous journey."
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