A topic that frequently comes up in the Sisterhood of Support groups is the reconstruction of the nipple and subsequent nipple areola tattoo. SOSers share their emotions surrounding their decisions to undergo, or not undergo, nipple areola reconstruction
While undergoing mastectomy and breast reconstruction for either a breast cancer diagnosis or for risk-reducing purposes, the experience has tremendous impact on an individual. There may be times during the journey that can leave some people feeling like they are passive observers to their own life.
Several months ago, we formed The Oasis Group to address the needs of our breast surgery patients who encounter a recurrence of breast cancer or a new cancer diagnosis following their breast reconstruction.