When should a breast cancer patient see a breast reconstruction surgeon?

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drchrysopoulo (Physician - Surgery - Plastic (Verified) ) - 05 / 08 / 2012

Preferably immediately after diagnosis. I feel it is very important for patients to learn about all their breast cancer treatment options, including breast reconstruction, at the very beginning of their journey. This is the only way to ensure they are truly involved in their treatment plan. It also allows those patients interested in immediate breast reconstruction to pursue it if they are candidates. For those that may not be candidates, knowing they will have the option once all their other breast cancer treatment is completed is often a huge source of strength.

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