Learning About Breast Cancer
Janie, there is a great website to educate yourself on all the available types of reconstruction called breastreconstruction.org. If you are thinking about reconstruction educate yourself about all of the pros and cons of the available procedures. Some free flap procedures are not available everywhere but you can still get them done at other places. I have an appt. on the 15th at Mayo Clinic to see if I am a candidate for the DIEP flap procedure. I do not want implants. Procedures that use tissue from your own body are called autologous and there are many types, but some take muscle from the donor site. Be sure and educate yourself as the doctors won't tell you everything!