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 Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare 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 Blood spatter analysis – how it works Parenting Some parents prefer mobiles to kids at mealtimes Lifestyle Flood warnings for large parts of SA Lifestyle Gases that damage ozone layer found in ice and air Sex Canadian convicted for sabotaging condoms Lifestyle Dolphin mom and calf rescued from Langebaan Lagoon From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.