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Avatar n tn I've had breast cancer twice now and also had saline implants. It's not unusual to have little twitches or small pains, you do have scar tissue in there. I would like to say and have said it before to Drs. that dismiss the pain with breast cancer shame on you. At age 32 they tried to dismiss my lump first because of my age and second because it was painful .... breast cancer doesn't hurt....WRONG!!!!!!! If I had listened to the Drs, I would not be here today. It was cancer.
Avatar n tn How bad will radiation be on my implant-would I get new implants after all is done? will the breast getting radiation look lik ethe other one? if I get cancer in the other one can you do a masectomy on the both even thouogh one has been radiated?
Avatar n tn I had a breast implant operation done in August this year and my left breast healing normal, but my right breast anytime I give my self the massage a few little knots appear under the skin, is not painful, but I am worried, and the thing about it is that I got the procedure done in Venezuela and I live in Trinidad so I cannot see my doctor, I will like to know if this is something serious.
707563 tn?1626361905 //www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/health/breast-implants-cancer-recall.html "Textured breast implants made by Allergan that have been linked to an unusual cancer are being recalled in the United States at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, and will also be recalled globally, the agency announced on Wednesday. The F.D.A.
707563 tn?1626361905 //www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/health/breast-implants-cancer-recall.html "Textured breast implants made by Allergan that have been linked to an unusual cancer are being recalled in the United States at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, and will also be recalled globally, the agency announced on Wednesday. The F.D.A.
Avatar f tn This includes for saline or silicone breast implants. What type do you have? If they are saline, leaking implants are not a risk. And currently, saline implants are what is typically used. Is one breast or both changing in size? That's another way to know if there is an issue with the implant. Do you feel any lumps? Do you do regular breast exams? There is one type of breast plant that has recently been linked to cancer which involves implants that have a textured surface.
Avatar n tn ------------------------------------------------------- Vacuum-assisted biopsy (brand names, Mammotome or MIBB) allows physicians to perform accurate breast biopsies on women with breast implants. Prior to the advent of vacuum-assisted biopsy, women with implants typically had to undergo open surgical biopsy if breast cancer was suspected. Unlike surgical biopsy, vacuum-assisted biopsy is a percutaneous ("through the skin") procedure.
Avatar f tn Breast cellulitis is a skin infection and would have no real connection to breast cancer. You may be thinking of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Breast cellulitis is most often treated with a course of antibiotics. Regards ....
453893 tn?1205859801 I had breast implants on August 8th 2007. Seven months later, last week, I had a mammogram which revealed an 8mm nodular density on the upper right breast. This morning an ultrasound confirmed the presence of this white mass, so a biopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow. There is no lump in the breast, only this shadow. This breast is more sensitive and hurts consistently. The scar under the right breast hasn't healed at the same speed of the left breast scar.
Avatar n tn I would not be so alarmed by this normally, but my grandmother passed away from breast cancer and also had cervical cancer. My mother has ovarian cancer and died at age 46. Could this possibly be cancerous? My shoulder blade hurts as well. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/260725'>breast lump while breastfeeding</a>.
Avatar f tn I was hoping it was an abscess, but now worried it could be return of cancer. I hear there is one breast cancer with these symptoms. any information you can provide will be helpful.
1104206 tn?1407475591 _________________________________________ 2)Silicone breast implants are not intended to last a lifetime and occasionally these devices fatigue and rupture. When this happens, the silicone is usually contained within the fibrous capsule that surrounds the implant.Although removal of ruptured silicone breast implants is not an emergency, most surgeons agree that ruptured implants should be removed as soon as possible.
Avatar n tn I would not be so alarmed by this normally, but my grandmother passed away from breast cancer and also had cervical cancer. My mother has ovarian cancer and died at age 46. Could this possibly be cancerous? My shoulder blade hurts as well.
Avatar f tn There is of course the Ultrasound but this would not detect everything that a Mammogram might. Also there is Breast MRI which is a more sensitive type of imagery. You might ask your prescribing Physician if either, or both, would be appropriate in your case. Regards .....
Avatar f tn I prefer breast implants to be placed under the muscle. I have very little breast tissue and have heard that people with no breast tissue or little breast tissue will get better results if the implants are placed under the muscle. And I will most probably be getting implants within couple of months. I have already talked to a surgeon Dr. Robert Backstein of Steeles Avenue Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Toronto, but haven't confirmed of getting the surgery.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. I opted for bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I wanted the tissue expanders because with the DIEP Flap procedure, they remove one (or both) abdominal muscles and replace with netting, placing the muscles in the breast cavity. I was just too afraid of having a sagging belly over time. (or more surgery) to say nothing of tummy scars. (ugh!!) I had the saline implants put in once the expanders had done their job.
Avatar m tn Usually, breast cysts will primarily contain fluids (unlike breast cancer), and perhaps scattered mineral deposits and calcifications. A fully developed breast cyst will tend have rather obvious and clinically apparent symptoms. Ultrasounds are also very useful in distinguishing a benign breast cysts from a more 'solid' breast carcinoma. But, in the very early stages of cyst development these mature features will not be apparent.
Avatar n tn I recently had an MRI and the radioligist found my silicone implants had ruptured and an 8mm lymph node in breast of uncertain significance. Now my breast doctor is sending me to an oncologist and they are considering doing a PET scan, and I do not understand why because she said the MRI did not show cancer. I need help in what to ask this oncologist and should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn Hi all, Recently I had decided to have breast implants from Lakeview surgery centre in Barrie. And while the mammogram screening, it was detected that I have breast cancer. I was stumbled for a moment when I got to hear this news. The moment I heard this, my mind went blank and I don't even remember whatever the doctor had said. How can I be so careless?! I had all those signs and symptoms, a cancer patient should have. I didn't even share this with my husband and kids.
1091198 tn?1256874272 i saw the surgeaon and he said he wants me to have an MRI because the lesion in question is not able to be felt because I have breast implants , he said he thinks it nothing , see I had a mammogram & the tech was not able to get good pics because she couldn't maipulate my implants which have capular contrature, any way she said I should get an ultrasound , she turned in the pics she could get which I don't understand why....
Avatar n tn I asked my plastic surgeon if it would be more difficult to detect breast cancer if you have implants and he said that the studies done suggest that is not more difficult to detect it. I think there is some debate in that matter, but there seems to be no significance in the time it took to diagnose breast cancer with implant wearers vs. no people with no implants.
Avatar f tn I have a strong history in my family of breast cancer and other cancers. A few weeks ago I had an episode with my right breast. It became inflamed with these red blotches and it felt like it was on fire. This lasted several days. I didn't do anything to the breast as I was afraid it may be a reaction to something. Since then I have had these intermittent burning sensations in the right breast only, that are quite painful.
Avatar f tn Both came up good. Should that help alittle in my fear of breast cancer. Also this is my third surgery on my breast. Wouldn't it be better ot have them cleaned out of all breast tissue nad have implants put in to stop the every year worry??
Avatar f tn I have been given different opinions related to the ability to detect cancer. I do not have a history of breast cancer. Thank-you for your input.
Avatar f tn Went in for my first mammogram which turned into an ultrasound and now core needle biopsy. I’m scared to death. I’ve had several breast surgeries in the past such as implants then a lift then removal of implants with a lift. In 2014 both were biopsied due to capsular contracture. All clear. Now I have two oval small masses with Hypoechoic no vascularity present in either. My impression read suspicious for malignancy. I’m so scared! Praying they are benign.
Avatar n tn The risks are very low and they feel more like real breast. I to will be getting implants after the expanders have done thier work. But I am getting gummy implants. They are fairly new to the US but have been used in Canada and abroad for years. They feel fabulous and the contents are like gummy bear material. But again if I had to choose between silicone or saline I would choose silicone every time. My PS says they are safe.