Stage 4 Patient
It greatly depends on your stage of cancer and/or radiation needed afterwards. Most women with early stages of cancer can have immediate reconstruction but some choose to wait. I had my mastectomy a little over two weeks ago. I have a late stage cancer and my surgeon said I was unfortunately a candidate for immediate reconstruction therefore I had to wait. I'll have to have more chemo then radiation before I get the go ahead. I have heard of very good results with women that have to wait or choose to wait. And several like Carla that are happy as well. Good luck with whatever choice you make!