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|4/20/2012||I am 45, BRCAI positive, and a two year survivor of Stage IIIC ovarian cancer. My mother and grandmother had breast cancer. I am planning on having a prophylactic mastectomy in the fall. I recently met a woman who had a nipple sparing, one step mastectomy with reconstruction. Her incisions were under her breast, so no scars were visible.|
I am wondering if Hopkins does this procedure (if not, why?) and if I would be a candidate for this procedure considering the fact that I had ovarian cancer? What type of surgery would you recommend for me? My sister had a nipple sparing mastectomy with expanders. I would love to do it in one step if possible.
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|4/21/2012||Yes indeed we perform this type of mastectomy and reconstruction on a regular basis. The results are amazing...breath taking if you will! Please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2887) for an appointment. Let her know you are interested in nipple sparing mastectomy, and want an appointment with both a breast surgeon and a plastic reconstructive surgeon on the same day! Let her know we 'talked' on this site. Hope this helps and best wishes!|
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