Breast cancer and surgery
Being told that you need to undergo surgery for breast cancer is incredibly daunting. Often, you’re told about the need for surgery whilst still in shock from being diagnosed with breast cancer. You’ll be asking yourself a number of questions, like … What surgery will it be? Will I loose a breast? Will I loose both breasts? What are my options? Do I get a say in what surgery I have? Will I be given new breasts or have to stay breast-less? What do other people do? What do I need to take to hospital? How long will I be in hospital? How will I feel after surgery? Who can I talk to about my questions and concerns? All of these questions are valid. It is absolutely normal to have these thoughts and to feel completely overwhelmed. But there is a lot of support and advice out there that will help with your questions and concerns. Ticking Off Breast Cancer recently spent a week talking about these questions over on the website (www.tickingoffbreastcancer.com) and on social media. There were guest blogs talking about personal experience, guest blogs from experts in their fields (including a breast cancer surgeon) and links to lots of helpful places where you can find support and advice. To read more head over to http://www.tickingoffbreastcancer.com/surgery/lumpectomy-mastectomy-breast-reconstruction/
Ticking Off Breast Cancer aims to help people going through breast cancer. There is a website www.tickingoffbreastcancer.com and a book (available via Amazon and all online bookstores).
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