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After mastectomies (breast removal), women can opt for breast reconstruction surgery. There are two main types of breast reconstruction: implant and body tissue. Implants made of either silicone or saline are inserted into the chest. Autologous reconstruction uses muscle or fat from other parts of your body to make breasts. 

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When you get the devastating news you have breast cancer, you’re suddenly asked to make lots of decisions very quickly – decisions for which you feel woefully unprepared. Lumpectomy or mastectomy? Traditional or fast-track radiation? Chemo: yes or no?   One of the toughest decisions of all doesn’t even impact your cancer.…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Reconstruction: Building a Better… Great strides have been made in breast cancer surgery since the days of the…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Bi-lateral mastectomy with tissue… Thanks for sharing your experience here, Marty - it's so helpful for women to…

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