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02 December 2008

Myths about breast reconstruction

Biology of breast cancer is not altered by reconstruction.

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  • 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.

 
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