Home > Medical > Breast Health > Breast reconstruction 02 December 2008 Myths about breast reconstruction Biology of breast cancer is not altered by reconstruction. 0 Pin It Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Check your breasts How to do a breast self exam Biology of breast cancer is not altered by reconstruction. Breast reconstruction does not compromise adequate cancer treatment. Immediate reconstruction does not alter local recurrence rate/disease free survival. Reconstructions do not interfere with treatment of systemic disease. Immediate reconstruction does not interfere with detection of local recurrence. The need for postoperative chemotherapy is not a contraindication to immediate reconstruction. More in Medical Types of breast reconstruction More: Breast HealthBreast reconstruction advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Viagra may ease period pain Medical Head injuries may eventually lead to depression Lifestyle Diverse ageing processes puzzle scientists Medical Oxycodone the most abused painkiller Medical Medication labels lack infant-specific information Medical Contact lenses may soon dispense drugs From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.