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Feed back on reconstruction after mastectomy
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Hi, Julie.

I originally had breast cancer with a mastectomy at age 31. I was ready to do without reconstruction to “prove” I wasn’t vain. My husband convinced me to go ahead with the reconstruction, so that I could just shop for bras, swimsuits, etc. normally. I never once regretted that decision. I had a recurrence 14 years later, and the implant had to be removed for that surgery. I c…   Read more…

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