Nervous About Breast Reconstruction with Mastectomy
My oncologist has recommended I have a mastectomy - I was diagnosed with breast cancer - and I'm going to have the surgery. He told me I could have reconstructive surgery on the breast at the same time--but I'm nervous about that. It just seems that the breast should be given time to heal and make sure that everything is ok first--but my doctor doesn't seem to think that's an issue. Is it ok to have reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy--or are there advantages to waiting?