“I think [the DIEP flap procedure] was the best decision I could have made, because I feel like it’s me.”
DOUBLE MASTECTOMY WITH DIEP FLAP AND NIPPLE RECONSTRUCTION
Rosermarie was just 27 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer—her first of three occurrences. After undergoing a lumpectomy and lymph node removal, Rosemarie had a bilateral mastectomy and discovered she carried the BRCA2 gene. After consulting with her “superstar” team of doctors, she chose to have a DIEP flap breast reconstruction using natural tissue from her own abdomen.