I Have Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can turn your world upside down. You may be coping with fear and anxiety about your treatment plan. You’re learning what to expect from treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy, and whether or not you’ll need surgery to remove the cancer.

Each woman experiences her diagnosis differently. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, confused by your choices, eager to begin treatment, or even relieved to have a definitive diagnosis after waiting for test results. However you’re feeling, you’ll need a strong support system as you move into the next phase of this journey.

During this time, you’ll continue to work closely with an oncologist and, if needed, a breast surgeon, to develop a treatment plan.

Breast reconstruction can be an important part of the overall care plan for women affected by breast cancer. If you decide to have breast reconstruction, one of the Friedman Center’s plastic surgeons will perform the procedure. Working together with your breast oncologist and breast surgeon, we’ll coordinate the best possible treatment plan for you. Many breast reconstructions are performed at the same time as a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Many women are understandably concerned about what their breasts will look like after breast cancer surgery. Breast reconstruction offers options to provide you with the most natural-looking results possible. The Friedman Center offers options to provide you with the most natural-looking results possible. In particular, we specialize in a procedure called a DIEP flap that has helped us achieve exceptional outcomes for many of our patients.

We understand that you have many decisions to make as you manage your breast cancer diagnosis. While breast reconstruction does add another layer of decision-making, it can also be an important part of your healing and recovery process.

Learn more about breast reconstruction and the personalized procedure options that the Friedman Center can provide to you.

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