WHAT ARE THE 3 TYPES OF BREAST CANCER STAGE GROUPS?

Clinical Prognostic Stage is used first to assign a stage for all patients based on health history, physical exam, imaging tests (if done), and biopsies… Pathological Prognostic Stage is then used for patients who have surgery as their first treatment… Anatomic Stage is based on the size and the spread of cancer as described by the TNM system…

HOW IS A MAMMOGRAM DONE? 

…A technologist will place your breast on a plastic plate. Another plate will firmly press your breast from above. The plates will flatten the breast, holding it still while the X-ray is being taken…

WHAT IS BODY TISSUE RECONSTUCTION WITH BACK TISSUE?

…This type of reconstruction is a simpler operation than an abdominal flap (TRAM or DIEP flaps) and so recovery may be quicker and easier. Unlike the most common type of abdominal flap, this reconstruction keeps its original blood supply…

WHAT IS BODY TISSUE RECONSTRUCTION WITH ABDOMINAL TISSUE?

The rectus abdominis muscle is in your abdomen and runs from your breastbone to your pubic bone. For a TRAM flap reconstruction, the surgeon takes part of this muscle, with its skin, fat, and blood vessels. They move it to your chest wall to make a new breast…