Can I still get cancer in my reconstructed breast?
Local recurrence and metastatic disease are both possible after mastectomy for breast cancer. Although it is very rare, cancer can recur in the reconstructed breast. It is important to remember that breast reconstruction is safe from an oncologic perspective. Studies have shown that undergoing breast reconstruction does not increase the risk of cancer coming back. Routine follow-up examinations with your doctor are important, but mammograms of the reconstructed breast are typically not recommended.
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