Article Abstract

Impact of different type of cancer treatment on the effectiveness of breast reconstruction

Authors: Joanna Szloch, Elżbieta Marczyk, Marta Kołodziej-Rzepa, Andrzej L. Komorowski


For women undergoing mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment, breast reconstruction is an important part of therapy. However, neoadjuvant, adjuvant treatments as well as other patient-related factors can compromise the results of breast reconstruction techniques. In this article we have reviewed current approaches to the management of complications and risks that neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies pose on breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. Non-treatment related factors influencing reconstruction techniques were reviewed as well.