Mastectomy-LD Flap-immediate Radiotheraphy

Hi Ladies, has anyone had mastectomy followed by immediate LD flap reconstruction (the back muscle one) followed by radiotherapy. Can you please advise if the radiotherapy affected the reconstruction and if so by how much, what was your experience?. I am wondering if I should go for immediate or delayed reconstruction. I would prefer immediate but if going to be damaged wondering if I should really delay? But if its only a little affected then it may still be best to get immediate reconstruction. Any comments would be most appreciated of your experience of immediate LD Flap and then radiotherapy.

Hi Jaz


It’s Emily here from Breast Cancer Care.


While you’re waiting for replies on here, I wanted to let you know that we have a telephone volunteer who had a mastectomy/immediate LD flap, then radiotherapy afterwards (theirs was in 2010) and would be happy to share their expeience.


If you’d like to chat to them, feel free to give us a call on 0345 077 1893 and we can arrange this for you.


Best wishes

Emily at Breast Cancer Care