Helping you through breast cancer treatment

Lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction

Lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction

The main point that I would make here is that you should ensure you make an informed decision about your surgery by speaking to your breast surgeon and taking a second opinion if you feel it is necessary. Macmillan have a helpful guide to making decisions about your surgery here.


Breast Cancer Now

Cancer Research UK

Mastectomy and breast reconstruction

Breast Cancer Now  information about undergoing a mastectomy.

Breast Cancer Now have a booklet on breast reconstruction surgery which you can download or order here

ABC Diagnosis  is a website set up by a lady with secondary breast cancer which focuses on your options for breast cancer surgery and reconstruction.

Knitted Knockers UK  are a charity which provide free knitted breast prosthetics for ladies who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Keeping Abreast is a charity dedicated to supporting women through and after breast reconstruction.

11 Things No One Tells You About Getting a Double Mastectomy – article on

Mastectexpect for lots of very helpful information about mastectomies.

Recoheart for post surgery bras.

3D Nipple Tattoo for those people who decide not to go for reconstruction but want to have a permanent nipple tattoo.

PRMA Plastic Surgery there are a lot of helpful and informative blog articles on this website about breast reconstruction.

Flat Friends is dedicated to supporting women who have had mastectomy surgery without breast reconstruction, including those who may face such decisions now or in the future, due to either a breast cancer diagnosis or preventative surgery.

Mastectomy Network on Facebook is an independent resource sharing mastectomy and reconstruction procedures and outcomes, helping patients make better informed decisions.


Breast Cancer Now have a booklet on what to expect when you go into hospital for breast cancer surgery which you can download or order here

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