comscoreStories of Mastectomy and Reconstruction: Deidra

Stories of Mastectomy and Reconstruction: Deidra

Deidra Langridge was featured in's video series on reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.
Oct 28, 2017

A former pharmaceutical sales rep, Deidra Langridge is a 3-time cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with melanoma in 1991 at age 32 in 1991. In 2006, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 47. Three days before Christmas in 2014 and 12 weeks before the wedding of her son, Pierce, she was diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in two spots. She had double mastectomy and immediate DIEP flap reconstruction on January 18. She also had nipple reconstruction and tattooing. Her goal was to be able to dance at Pierce’s wedding, and she did. She continues to take an aromatase inhibitor.

Listen to the podcast to hear Deidra talk about:

  • why she was honored to share her story

  • what she would tell a woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer

  • how she felt when she was relating her story on camera

  • what dancing at Pierce’s wedding meant to her

About the guest
Deidra Langridge

Deidra is one of three women whose stories are featured in the video series on reconstruction after mastectomy.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:46 PM

Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

This podcast episode made possible by the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.

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