Breast cancer

Breast reconstruction


Breast reconstruction overview

About a third of mastectomy patients choose to have the breast rebuilt using prosthetic implants and/or tissue from other parts of the body.

Breast surgery: the how and why

Big or small, dissatisfaction about breasts is not always just a function of neurosis and can have a direct impact on how a woman sees herself.

Your breast reconstruction surgery options

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a traumatic experience and often treatment involves a mastectomy. Here's what you need to know about your breast reconstruction options.

Effects of breast implants

Women with breast implants appear to have a higher false-negative mammography rate than the general population.

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Breast cancer expert

Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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