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What Is a Latissimus Dorsi Flap?

Learn about the latissimus dorsi breast construction method, including advantages and disadvantages and what to expect. The latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction is a procedure that uses skin, fat, and muscle from the upper back (the flap) to...

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Breast Cancer Survivorship

As a breast cancer survivor, you can begin physical, psychological, and emotional recovery. Learn how to rebuild your health and new ways to live well.

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What Is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?

DIEP flap is a surgery that uses fat and skin from your abdomen to create a breast after a mastectomy. Learn how it's done and what to consider. Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap is one of the most common breast...

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An Overview of Breast Tissue Expander Rupture

A breast tissue expander is used after mastectomy to stretch skin for breast reconstruction. Learn why expanders rupture or leak and how to prevent it. A breast tissue expander is an implantable, balloon-like device used to stretch breast skin and...

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The Risks of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast cancer recurrence is the return of cancer after prior successful treatment. Learn the causes, symptoms, risks, treatments, and more. The return of breast cancer after a period of remission, referred to as a recurrence, occurs when cancer...

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When Can I Say I Am a Breast Cancer Survivor?

When you are "breast cancer survivor" and can celebrate your "cancer anniversary" differs for many people, but does have some clinical considerations. Today, the term breast cancer survivor is one that means different things to...

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A Chat With Breast Cancer Survivor Diane Becker Krasnick

Diane Becker Krasnick, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 49, joined a clinical trial of Herceptin, shares her breast cancer survivor story here. Diane Becker Krasnick was diagnosed in 2001 with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)...

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Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Breast cancer survival rates have improved dramatically in recent years, but there are certain factors that can influence the prognosis for better or worse. The rate of survival among breast cancer patients has increased dramatically in recent...

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