Patient Stories

Read about other women’s Resensation® experiences.

Stephanie's Story

After assurance that a lump in her breast and abnormal leaking were not a result of cancer, Stephanie’s new doctor gave her a cancer diagnosis that would change her life. Resensation helped her take control and reclaim her body after her mastectomy.

I wanted to keep as much of me as possible.


Katy's Story

Katy designs clinical trials to find better cancer treatments—she knew what her 40% lifetime risk of breast cancer meant. See how Resensation helped her face the odds.

I didn’t have to choose between feeling like myself and being free of cancer. I got to have both.


Jessica's story

Jessica learned firsthand what an emotional and personal journey it is to lose sensation in your chest. Using tissue from her abdomen, Jessica’s surgeon performed Resensation—restoring feeling and her connection to her body.

When I did feel it for the first time, that pinch… I knew I was was going to be ok. I knew everything was going to come back to me. My journey was going to end positive.


More patient stories

Stephanie's Story

A leaking breast brought Stephanie to her general practitioner. After months of being told she was “fine,” she switched doctors. One visit to a breast specialist got her a diagnosis within 12 hours. Then the real fight began.

Christine's story

Resensation® patient Christine learned that when it comes to breast cancer and reconstruction, numbness is one thing you should never be forced to accept.

Gwynne's Story

After her double mastectomy, Gwynne was heartbroken to learn she could no longer feel her granddaughter’s hugs. Resensation helped her slowly regain feeling and take back her life.

Jane's Story

Jane lost sensation from her collarbone to her ribs as a result of her mastectomy. Resensation helped her regain sensation and the joy of feeling her daughter’s head rest on her chest.

Tara's Story

Nerves grow approximately one millimeter a day. As the nerves grew and became part of her body, Tara experienced a gradual return of sensation in her breasts over the course of several months.

Part of telling my story is to really encourage other women in my situation to be proactive.


Resensation Patient

Now my purpose is to go out there and educate other women, especially those that I know.


Resensation Patient

Last weekend I went swimming. For the first time in six years, I could feel the water on my chest.


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The level of sensation restored following use of the Resensation technique may vary and cannot be guaranteed, due to unique anatomy and other considerations. Please consult a surgeon for more detailed information.

Experience from thousands of uses of Avance® Nerve Graft and Axoguard® Nerve Connector demonstrate a range of recovered sensory and motor function from none to near complete restoration. Each patient outcome is dependent upon the nature and extent of nerve loss or damage, the timing between nerve loss and repair, and the natural course of the patient’s recovery. These testimonials reflect the experience of the particular individual and may not represent typical results.