Women with diagnosis of breast cancer could choose to have simple mastectomy without breast reconstruction. This decision could be due to any of the following reasons:
Whilst a patient may be committed to undergoing simple mastectomy, she would be encouraged to read the information pertaining to breast reconstruction and to look at the photographs of both simple mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. This is to ensure informed decision-making in the very difficult times of having to make life-changing decisions.
Do you have breast symptoms or wish to discuss treatment for breast cancer or consider reconstruction?Consultation Process ›
Not happy with the size or shape of your breasts?Find out more ›
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is frightening but Ms Roy made the experience much more bearable. She explained all the options, she expedited all the tests and procedures as quickly as possible and I had complete confidence in her clinical judgement and care. In addition, she was concerned that the cosmetic result was as good as possible. That might not seem so important when you are initially diagnosed, but to be treated as a whole person from the start put things into perspective and made it much easier for me to cope with the whole process.