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Women to get advice on breast reconstruction

Women will be offered breast reconstruction advice - under new guidelines launched today to improve UK standards of care for breast cancer patients.

The new guidelines will offer patients a clearer perspective Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The guidelines address inconsistencies in breast cancer care and offer patients a clearer perspective on the decision they will have to make.

For example a recent audit showed that only 21% of women who underwent mastectomies were offered immediate reconstruction.