The Patient Voice

Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, and Breast Reconstruction- a patient's experience

Dr Elizabeth Walsh is a Consultant Psychiatrist. She has also undergone treatment for a precancerous condition of the breast - DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), for which she underwent lumpectomy, and subsequently a mastectomy with reconstruction. In this video, she shares her personal story - including her diagnosis, surgery, and outcome.  Using her personal experience, and her professional skills, she gives a unique insight into the experience of a patient undergoing mastectomy and reconstruction as part of cancer treatment. She provides some helpful advice to other women going through a similar process.