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Women with Breast Reconstructions Need Screening Mammography

Nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. In 2018 alone, an estimated 266,120 cases of invasive breast cancer and 63,960 cases of noninvasive (in situ) breast cancer will be diagnosed. This 15-year study reveals low rates of breast cancer recurrence in patients with reconstructed breast tissue, chest walls or lymph nodes.

 

Harry Robins and his wife, Robyn Palmer standing on a bridge

Trying Treatment

Harry Robins, now 71, got the shock of his life in July 2014 when he learned about the surgery he needed to treat the squamous cell tongue cancer that showed signs of spreading. The surgery was way more invasive than he expected and he required months of intensive rehabilitation to recover. He and his wife believe they made it through this trying time only with the help of the care team.