Prophylactic Double Mastectomy with Immediate DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Dvora’s Experience
By: Courtney Floyd
Is DIEP flap reconstruction an option after prophylactic mastectomy?
"The minute I found out I was BRCA1 positive, I knew I would be planning a preventative surgery to help drastically lower the odds of me getting breast cancer. Knowing that my mother had had a clear mammogram just months before being diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer made me want to aggressively fight my odds of getting an especially aggressive genetic mutation. I knew that vigilant monitoring through mammograms wasn't for me, and that I would lose sleep for weeks (or months) before each yearly exam," shared Dvora.
After her surgery Dvora wanted to share her experience with this procedure with others! Here is her "Patient Selfie-mony"
You can read Dvora's full story HERE