There is some encouraging news when it comes to breast cancer: You have reconstructive options. Surgical oncologists in the Sutter Health network specialize in the latest breast reconstruction techniques—which they can perform at the same time as your mastectomy or lumpectomy, or at a later date of your choosing.
If you decide you want reconstruction, your breast surgeon will work closely with highly-trained plastic surgery colleagues who can use your own tissue (called autologous reconstruction) or implants to reconstruct your breasts. More good news: Insurance plans that cover mastectomy typically cover these procedures, too.
Of course, you may forgo reconstruction—it’s your choice. We’re here to provide information and to support your decision.