9/10/2013

A young woman says her choice of a preventive double-mastectomy and reconstruction gives her the best chance to live a healthy life. The woman carries the breast cancer-related BRCA mutation, and her mother had triple-negative breast cancer. Plastic surgeon Scott Spear, chairman of Medstar Georgetown University Hospital's plastic surgery department, began the reconstruction process immediately after the mastectomy, inserting tissue expanders to prepare the tissue for implants.

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