After being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at 19 and undergoing a mastectomy, Anne with an E actress Miranda McKeon says implant-based breast reconstruction helped her to reclaim what cancer stole from her.

“Navigating survivorship has been more complicated than I anticipated in some ways — just being on different types of medications and also how to kind of integrate this experience into my life and work with it rather than working against it,” McKeon, who’s been in remission since February, tells People.

“Becoming comfortable with this new body that I have has been an empowering journey this past year,” she adds.

Three months after finishing chemotherapy, McKeon made the decision to get breast reconstruction, partnering with Sientra and board-certified breast cancer and plastic surgeon Dr. Anne Peled for the procedure. She says getting the implants helped her feel more confident.

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