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September 30, 2017
Women undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer already have a lot to manage in regard to treatment and recovery.
Beyond monitoring their health, they must also weigh a decision that could alter their appearance and quality of life after cancer treatment: whether to have breast reconstruction surgery — and, if they do, which type to choose.
The procedure can have physical and mental implications for patients whose cancerous breasts are surgically removed.
"There are clear advantages … We’re restoring form," says Adeyiza Momoh, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. "Multiple studies have shown the benefits."
"It has an impact on quality of life, but it’s not a life-or-death decision."