Breast cancer

Breast reconstruction

Find information and advice on breast reconstruction surgery undertaken as a result of a mastectomy as well as topics on breast augmentation and reduction. Learn more about the procedures as well as the types of breast implants.

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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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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