Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Reconstruction Surgeon # 2

Went to see a reconstruction surgeon at a public hospital here. He recommended reconstruction after radiation due to the impact radiation might have on reconstructed breast -- IF I’m going to have radiation. He cited an MD Anderson study (by Geoffrey Robb) saying that implants can cause radiation to scatter because of the port in the implant. He said he’ll talk to my mastectomy surgeon about doing immediate reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy if I’m not going to have radiation.

Still a bit queasy, but better than day before.

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