Marcela Rodriguez is a young woman who was 19 weeks along in her third pregnancy when a small lump in her breast was discovered. After ultrasound, Marcela learned she had ductal carcinoma and would need a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy. Once her treatment was completed, Marcela elected to have breast reconstruction with Dr. Aldona Spiegel at the Center for Breast Restoration.
At one time smiling was hard to do, but Marcela relied on her faith, family, and friends to get her through this journey. Through it all, she stayed strong and positive, and today…Marcela’s smile is free, easy, and infectious.
Developing cancer during pregnancy is not common, however, it is important to remember that with proper planning, treatment is safe and possible during pregnancy.
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