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What are the complications of reconstructive surgery for breast cancer?

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Many women opt to get their breast reconstructed right after their cancer is removed. Problems can stem from that operation, too. They include:

  • Infection
  • Poor healing
  • A leak or rupture of your breast implant
  • Scar tissue around your implant

From: Complications of Breast Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

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