Shopping for new boobs

CSC welcomes Robyn Stoller, founder of CancerHawk and tireless patient advocate as a guest blogger. We’re thrilled to be working with her and look forward to additional informative and insightful posts in the coming months.
Alright… I have to admit, the idea of getting a new pair of perky boobs is very appealing to me. Let’s just say that after giving birth to & nursing 3 kids, the “girls” just aren’t the same. However, opting to get a new pair of boobs is very different than needing to get a new pair. Having breast cancer & needing a mastectomy is no laughing matter.
The Cancer Support Community recently surveyed 762 breast cancer survivors (who were eligible for breast reconstruction) and found that 43% of these women did not receive any info about breast reconstruction PRIOR to making surgical decisions (mastectomy or lumpectomy). Now you may decide not to reconstruct and that is of course totally fine. But if you opt to reconstruct one or both boobs, the method you choose to reconstruct absolutely affects how the initial surgery is done. This is an extremely important conversation to have with your doctor BEFORE a mastectomy takes place.
I had no idea there were different ways to do breast reconstruction… with implants, without implants, immediate reconstruction, delayed reconstruction, with tissue flaps, etc. etc. etc. Did you????
CSC has put together an excellent new resource on breast reconstruction and questions to ask your surgeon about breast reconstruction BEFORE you have any surgery. Click here to either to download a FREE copy electronically or to order your FREE hard copy of Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Breast Reconstruction. Knowledge is power… Share the power… and pass this on to any one you know who may be considering a mastectomy.
Click here to read Robyn’s full blog, CancerHawk.

About Robyn Stoller

Founder of CancerHawk.com, Robyn Stoller is a patient advocate and champion. Just last year she lost her 47-year-old husband Alan to cancer, but has put their journey to work for others. At each crossroad—from finding the best doctors with the right mentality to accessing obscure (and amazing!) resources—Robyn's gift for research, networking and tireless advocacy and a lot of luck led to just the right places. Now, Robyn’s mission is to help patients and caregivers touched by cancer find the information they need to make informed choices. To get straightforward answers to the questions you haven't yet asked with a dose of humility and humor, visit www.CancerHawk.com…the REAL deal for cancer patients & their caregivers.

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  • Diane LeBleu

    Great story! I'm a recent patient/now hereditary breast cancer survivor and blogger on this subject. I'm pleased that my experience, like yours, can be used to help others. My invention, Pink Pockets patient drain pockets, are used after surgery. Remember those gawdawful drains? No longer are safety pins the only solution. diane@pink-pockets.com