Reconstructing Lives And Bodies After Breast Cancer

Oct 23, 2013

When we talk about breast cancer, much of the conversation often centers on treatments such as chemotherapy and mastectomies. But once the cancer’s gone, patients still have a long recovery ahead.

Implants such as this one are often part of breast reconstructive surgery.
Credit National Cancer Institute

On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk about how reconstructive surgery options have changed and the new options available to women that can help them retain core muscles.


  • Dr. Jaime Wagner, DO is a breast surgical oncologist at the University of Kansas Hospital. 
  • Kristen Worden is a cancer survivor.