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My name's Luan and in 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was absolutely devastated when I was told I needed a mastectomy. I had no idea about the different types of reconstruction and didn't know anyone who'd had a reconstruction.

I'm creating a community that supports and empowers women who want to know more about reconstruction after a mastectomy so that they can feel confident in their choices.

Hearing about my reconstruction options gave me hope that I could be 'me' again, and in 2019 I had a DIEP flap reconstruction when tissue was taken from my tummy to reconstruct my breast. 

Deciding what reconstruction is right for you can be overwhelming, the medical terminology can be confusing  and it can be just plain scary. And lonely. But you're not alone.

I talk with leading surgeons about all aspects of reconstruction, including the latest techniques that they're developing to help improve women's quality of life after a mastectomy. I also talk with healthcare professionals who can help with practical advice to support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing after reconstruction.

And I talk with the wonderful women from our community who generously share their stories to help inspire and raises awareness of life after breast cancer and reconstruction. 
We're all here to help women make an holistic, informed decision that's right for them so that they can have a say in how they re-write their story after breast cancer and reconstruction.

If you'd like to know more about my diagnosis, treatment and surgeries,  you can read my 'about' page.

Breast Recon 101 Q&A

with Dr Joe Dusseldorp (FRACS)

In this 'extras' video Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon Dr Joe Dusseldorp kindly answers the questions that we didn't have time to ask in the hugely popular Live about autologous 'own tissue' reconstruction as part of the Instagram Breast Recon 101 Live Q&A series.

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