October 25, 2006
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the focus of HealthWise has been breast cancer--not only identification and understanding, but treatment and the aftermath of the whole ordeal. This week, Dr. Victoria Vastine of Martha Jefferson Hospital explained what life is like after breast cancer, specifically reconstructive surgery.
There are many types of reconstructive surgery to accompany a mastectomy, including the more common breast implant options. There are also lesser known options such as using the patient's own tissues to reconstruct the breast mound.
What some may not know is that a silicone implant is often the best form of reconstruction for breast cancer victims.
To find out more, click the video link above.