Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

Learning more about breast cancer

Breast Cancer (also in Spanish)

Breast Cancer Dictionary (booklet; also in Spanish)

Lymphedema: What Every Woman With Breast Cancer Should Know (also in Spanish)

Coping with cancer and its treatment

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Exercises After Breast Surgery (also in Spanish)

Reach To Recovery (a program of the American Cancer Society)

Breast Cancer Prostheses and Hair Loss Accessories List

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Legal and insurance information

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Patient With Cancer

Breast cancer testing and early detection

Breast Cancer: Early Detection (also in Spanish)

How to Perform a Breast Self Exam (booklet)

Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures


Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

    Online information including pictures and illustrations detailing the breast reconstruction process, includes personal stories from women who’ve been through it

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

    For information about breast reconstruction, tips on getting ready for surgery, and referrals to a board certified plastic surgeon

Food and Drug Administration Consumer Information Line
Toll-free number: 1-888-463-6332 (1-888-INFO-FDA)
Website: or for information on breast implants:

    Information on breast implants

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: or

    Up-to-date cancer and clinical trials information, as well as free support to quit smoking (at the tobacco line, 1-877-448-7848, or the direct website

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
Toll-free number: 1-866-891-2392

    Offers support and information for breast or ovarian cancer survivors

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 06/12/2013
Last Revised: 06/12/2013