Experts Unpack All The Difficult Decisions Breast Cancer Survivors Must Make When Getting Reconstructive Surgery
Erin Magner, October 15, 2019
“The amount of counseling that a woman typically receives before undergoing breast reconstruction varies drastically from doctor to doctor,” says Constance M. Chen, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist. Many doctors are overbooked and don’t have time to spend more than a few minutes with each patient, while others simply aren’t comfortable with extensive patient counseling, she says. Plus, there are more options available for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction than ever before, which makes pre-op education even more challenging. Here’s an inside look at everything breast cancer patients have to take into consideration when thinking about reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
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