Rose Ragona is photographed in Chicago on May 1, 2013. Ragona was diagnosed with breast cancer and recently had a mastectomy where surgeons saved much of her skin and started reconstru

 

              Rose Ragona is photographed in Chicago on May 1, 2013.  Ragona was diagnosed with breast cancer and recently had a mastectomy where surgeons saved much of her skin and started reconstru
Rose Ragona is photographed in Chicago on May 1, 2013. Ragona was diagnosed with breast cancer and recently had a mastectomy where surgeons saved much of her skin and started reconstruction during the same surgery. Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)