Sherry McGregor and many other brave and inspiring women seek to reclaim their curves through breast reconstruction and beautiful decorative tattoos. read their stories here.
Canberra breast cancer survivor has scars tattooed
Breast cancer survivors reclaim their bodies with tattoos over scars
Behind the breast tattoos: Darwin breast cancer survivor says response to her double mastectomy art 'quite intimidating' but 'wonderful'
When Alyson Anderson walked into a Darwin tattoo studio this month, it appeared to be the final stage of a long recovery from breast cancer.
If you’ve had a mastectomy followed by reconstruction, should you continue having mammograms? The answer is generally no, but maybe, depending on your circumstances.
Mammograms are recommended to detect early breast cancers; since almost all breast tissue is removed during mastectomy, mammograms are no longer required. Breast reconstruction doesn’t affect breast cancer recurrence or new tumors, so it doesn’t influence whether or not you should have continuing mammograms. Your mastectomy, however, does. The American Cancer Society recommends that “women who have had total, modified radical, or radical mastectomy for breast cancer need no further routine screening mammograms of the affect side (or sides, if both breasts are removed).”