BUFFALO, NY-- For many women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as soon as they have a mastectomy, thoughts of the reconstruction process start.
Alecia Howell started treatment at Roswell Park in 2006, at the age of 27. And while she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment, she decided to start the reconstruction process, one that would take years and multiple surgeries.
But she says it was the right choice for her.
Alecia said she had multiple surgeries in her reconstruction and had to wait six months in between each procedure.
The time issues were a big factor for her in this deeply personal decision, especially with three young children at home.