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Breast reconstruction technique boosts confidence in women after mastectomy

10 July 2020

Dr Miriam Mutebi, breast surgical oncologist, and Dr Radovan Boca, reconstructive surgeon at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Nairobi , write that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and most women diagnosed with breast cancer are likely to have surgery as a mode of treatment. AKUH was the first hospital in East and Central Africa to successfully do DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator - a standard of care for autologous reconstruction) procedure recently, which has now benefitted a number of patients.