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Preparation and Recovery

This section outlines the many options available and information about reconstructing breasts following mastectomy.

Related Force Information

Mastectomy Surgery Checklist
FORCE has compiled this list of suggestions from volunteers to help women prepare for mastectomy surgery.


Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
This comprehensive resource, written by author Kathy Steligo, presents all the information that women need to make informed decisions about reconstruction in a clear and easy-to-read manner.

Now What? A Patient's Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy
Written by an occupational therapist, this book provides women with tips and advice to aid recovery and prevent or address common complications and concerns after mastectomy and reconstruction surgery.

Other Websites

Myself Together Again
Documents the reconstruction journey of a breast cancer survivor and a previvor.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered