After having a modified radical mastectomy, chemo and radiation at age 44 for breast cancer, I was told by a couple of doctors that reconstruction would be difficult due to the damage of the radiation and that I may be able to achieve 'symmetry' but probably not good results otherwise. My oncologist gave me Dr. Ladocsi's name and from the initial consultation he made me feel at ease and... more
A year ago I underwent bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction. I was pretty freaked out by the whole thing, having seen mastectomy patients back in the 1970s when I was a student nurse. I was anxious to get it all behind me with decent cosmetic results.
I am delighted with the results! I have almost completely-preserved sensation and minimal scarring. My PCP says it's the best... more
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