PROPHYLACTIC MASTECTOMY: A PATIENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Considering prophylactic mastectomy? Rest assured, the time prior to surgery is the hardest part. Emotions run high with any sizable decision; a decision involving hereditary cancer risks and alterations to your body magnifies these emotions. Here’s a secret: you’re going to be okay. Take advantage of the time you have before your surgery to prepare yourself, your family, your home, and your employer for your surgery and recovery. Preparing yourself for surgery: Prepare yourself emotionally for any form of reconstructive surgery. Be kind to yourself and take time to fully accept your decision. The weeks before surgery felt as if… Continue Reading →