Some are given orally and some intravenously, and they're used alone or in combination. However, you may lose some hair under your arm or on the breast or chest area getting radiation this may be an issue for some men with breast cancer. The FDA warns this may happen again after surgical correction. A Special Note for Women with Breast Cancer Considering Breast Implants After a Mastectomy While implants are the typical choice for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, I encourage women facing this decision to evaluate all options fully. The controversy surrounding breast implants, their safety, and related complications and dangers has been debated for decades.