Myths may put off some women from post-cancer breast reconstruction

December 22, 2014 6:21 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Misconceptions may be keeping many women from getting breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, even though the procedure can help improve quality of life for cancer survivors, according to a new review.

"Anything we can do to increase awareness of reconstruction and the relative risks and benefits will empower more women to make an informed decision," said lead author Dr. Lisa Schneider, a surgeon at the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction at the Plastic Surgery Center in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

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