Before & After
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Young Women with Breast Reconstruction
Young women represent a substantial proportion of patients treated for breast cancer. 7% of women with breast cancer are diagnosed before the age of 40. Although the technical aspect of performing breast reconstruction is the same, there are some special considerations when planning breast reconstruction in young women that must be considered.
Factors related to tumor biology, body shape and available tissues, and impact of future pregnancy on abdominal donor sites must be considered by the multidisciplinary treatment team to produce an optimal reconstruction.
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