For most, surgery is a last option as an approach to treatment. When breast cancer is involved, though, it can sometimes become a patient’s best bet against the disease. Complemented by various therapies, breast cancer-related surgeries range from lumpectomy to mastectomy and, should the patient elect for it, reconstruction.
Less common than a mastectomy and lumpectomy, reconstructive surgery answers a patient’s more subtle need or desire to regain what cancer took away. If you find yourself, like thousands of women, contemplating the pros and cons of breast reconstruction, let our infograph below help you arrive at a sound decision. Hopefully one that gives you peace of mind and a feeling of restored wholeness regardless of what’s under your clothes.