There are numerous reconstructive options for patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer. These include autologous tissue transfer and implant reconstruction. Various factors play a role in determining the appropriate reconstructive course including the type of cancer resection and patient characteristics including comorbidities, smoking, body habitus, and patient preference. Patient education is an important component to minimizing the psychological trauma and emotional stress that accompanies treatment for breast cancer. All patients with breast cancer should be aware of their reconstructive options.
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|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|