“I think [the DIEP flap procedure] was the best decision I could have made, because I feel like it’s me.”

Rosemarie L.

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.