At the age of 31, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. For my reconstruction, I had tissue expanders and then breast implants. In order to help others, I made a breast cancer video about breast implants and reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy.
Reconstruction after a Bilateral Mastectomy – Breast Cancer Video
In order to help other breast cancer survivors, here’s a video I made to help other women or families of women facing breast cancer and mastectomies.
Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Many women elect (if able) to have reconstruction following the mastectomy. The reconstruction process can vary from person to person. In the video, I share my experience with reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy for stage 1 breast cancer (expanders to breast implants). If you know of anyone facing breast cancer, then please pass along this video.
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Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed, is a journalist and writer with over 15 years of expertise in travel, business and marketing education, health, and local Austin, Texas events.
With a Master's degree in education from Texas State University and a Business Foundations Certification from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Rachel's extensive background is highlighted by her published works and contributions to prestigious publications, including HuffPost, Hometalk, Matador Network, AP News, and MSN.com, as well as on her own platforms, Rachel K. Belkin, Elkin Bay, and Probe the Globe.
Beyond her accomplishments in writing, Rachel is a sought-after educator, teaching businesses effective marketing strategies and content creation techniques. Notably, she successfully built a blog from scratch in 2008, ultimately selling it for six figures in 2021.
Rachel's commitment to advocacy is exemplified by her role on the Breast Cancer Resource Center Advisory Council, particularly contributing to the success of the Young Survivor Project. Rachel is also an experienced public speaker with appearances on TV segments for Fox 7 Austin, KXAN, and CBS Austin and as a speaker at conferences and professional networking meetings for business owners and cancer survivors.