[VIDEO] Talking About Breast Reconstruction
Sisters Kristen McHugh and Tracy Brown were diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years apart. Kristen’s diagnosis came first, in 2007. She completed implant reconstruction in 2008. Over the years, the implant reconstruction failed, ultimately leading to implant removal and a free-flap reconstruction in 2018. Kristen most recently had revision surgery in 2019.
Tracy’s diagnosis came in 2017. That same year, she had implant reconstruction. So far she’s had no complications.
Tracy and Kristen are intimately connected to LBBC – Tracy as a newly elected member of our board of directors, and Kristen designing a ring for our Shop to Support partner Silpada, set to release during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
LBBC asked Kristen and Tracy to interview one another about their reconstruction experiences. Here’s what they had to say.
Do you still have questions after reconstructive surgery? Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, FACS and Tara Dunsmore-Williamson held a breakout session during the 2019 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference: Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength, called "Ask the Experts: Lingering Questions After Breast Reconstruction." Check back in late September for a link to the recording.
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