The Alternative to Reconstruction
Information, Advice, and Support
- For women considering whether or not to have reconstruction
- For women who have already decided against reconstruction
The loss of one or both breasts to breast cancer can be devastating. Some women believe immediate or delayed reconstruction will help them recover emotionally from the trauma of mastectomy. But many women decide against breast reconstruction. Sometimes because they dread the pain and risk of additional surgery. Sometimes because medical issues make reconstruction inadvisable. But many women decide against reconstruction for positive reasons.
BreastFree.org is a non-profit website for women who want to learn more about living breast-free. Here, you'll find the information you need to select breast forms, bras, and swimsuits. You'll find advice about creative ways to look good and feel great about yourself. And you'll find support from women who have chosen not to reconstruct and want to share their stories with you. Click to read our BreastFree Blog.