|Jamillah underwent radical mastectomy after she was diagnosed with an advance stage of cancer. Dr Shefali Desai of Samved Hospital who heads the breast clinic said that they now get a number of cancer affected women who want a breast implant to fill the place of their organ that had to be surgically removed.
"Earlier, most of women who opted for breast implants were normal women who wanted to alter size of their breasts for cosmetic reason. Now, we get women who are cured of cancer and want their normal selves back";, said Dr Desai.
Dr Desai said that with younger women being detected with cancer more and more, reconstructive surgery will soon become part of breast cancer treatment. "We however like to wait for chemotherapy and radiation therapy to be over, and the patient to be declared cancer free so that the implants do not interfere with the cancer treatment", said Dr Desai