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Prophylactic Mastectomy: Tips for Women at High Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

By Dr. Constance M. Chen

“The decision to undergo prophylactic mastectomy is a difficult one and may not be right for all high-risk women,” says Dr. Constance M. Chen, plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist. “Those who are faced with this decision must weigh various medical and personal factors, one of which is the options available to them for breast reconstruction. We now have the ability to offer women a range of reconstruction solutions that enable each woman to choose the one that is right for her.” Click HERE for the full article.

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As one of the leading breast reconstruction specialists in the United States, Dr. Constance Chen has been featured in over 100 news and media publications and journals over her years in practice.

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