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Avatar f tn At 40 yrs. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a radical right mast. Dec. 15, 2004. My cancer in the breast was microscopic and throughout the breast, also had lymph nodes they took out 31 and had cancer in 30nodes. I received AC chemo then Taxotere, radiation and received Herceptin for 1yr. This past Sept 2008, I was finally ready for reconstruction. The surgeon took the Latt. muscle from my back to help with reconstruction and put in a expander.
Avatar f tn Thinking of having other breast removed and reconstruction (bilateral). Im 42 years of age was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 no lymph node involvement and other DCI insitu on same breast had the mastectomy 6 months of chemo (FEC100) and 25 shots of radiation over by the end of November 2007. Still nervous and concerned about reoccurence!! Like most of us.
Avatar f tn please i need 2 know everything about breast reconstruction.. anyone who gone through thise procedure, how difficult it is?? what are the best options?? how many days it took for recovery?? will i get cancer again with new boobs?? or how please i need everything about this surgery ... and ill be soooo greatful! p.s: has anyone heared of the magical drinks that call,ANTI OXIDANTS?? they say it helps for cancer?? does it really help? anyone who try it?? thank u aloot ..
Avatar f tn I actually have many questions. First, I had a double mastectomy almost 3 years ago with just an expander and silicone implants. Cancer had occurred 3 times, 2 times on the right and once on the left, so I decided to do a double mastectomy. I am still not finished the completion of reconstruction, as the one breast is off center and lower then the other one, and also has a dent in it.
Avatar f tn My mastectomy and all breast reconstruction was covered by my insurance. If you live in the US it is a federal law, you can look it up under "1998 Federal Breast Reconstruction Law". Also before I had the reconstruction (but post mastectomy) my breast prostheses were covered by insurance as well, including 6 bras to hold the prostheses. The 3 separate general anesthesia surgeries in one year was not easy.
Avatar m tn I will need to have my right breast removed. The doctor told me that I would be able to keep the left breast, it is completely healthy and I don't test positive for the gene mutation. My question is as far as reconstruction, can I get good results if i keep the left breast? Is there anything that can be done so that they will match? Is it better to just remove them both? I am still young so I want to make sure I make the best decision. Any help would be appreciated!
Avatar n tn Thank You for your advice. I'll pass this information to my sister. Since she is in trauma, I'm doing every thing for her. In fact I too still did not digest the fact. But some one has to do this for her. I took that role.
561921 tn?1216605621 In April 08, I finally had the silicone jel emplants, when I had this surgery, my right breast opened up over the nipple area. It was in the process of healing, and scabbed over. My plastic surgeon sent me back to work, knowing I had a very strenuous job, repetitive motion, lifting, etc. She did not put me on any restrictions. The second day of work, the area opened up, you could actually see the emplant. She knew all along this was not healing. She had to remove the emplant in May.
Avatar f tn Due to DCIS, I had a mastectomy of my right breast and a tram flap last May. No chemo, no radioation. The tram flap did not take and I ended up with huge wounds on my abdomen and breast. I am now healed and my plastic surgeon says I can have now an implant placed in my breast area. He suggested I start with an expander, have scar revision done on my tummy, and in about 8 weeks (after the skin has stretched) have implants placed.
1790532 tn?1329313506 I had the MRI because of nasty pain in my left reconstruction. Now, my right reconstructed breast is giving me grief with extreme internal itching! I had my surgery back in October of 2011. Does anyone have any ideas or experienced anything similar.
Avatar f tn Barbara, I will be having a double mastectomy on Aug. 5. I was diagnosed w/DCIS of the right breast May 19 after an excisional biopsy. For several reasons (it was comedo type, less than 1mm from the margin in two places, my breast tissue is very dense and mammograms are tough to interpret, I have had several other breast biopsies for benign tumors and my right breast is practically whittled down to nothing, and my age), my surgeon suggested a mastectomy, even to consider a bilateral.
Avatar n tn i had a lumpectomy 3 years ago. finished ny chemo in december 05 and finished radiation in march 06, i am 51 years old and would like to reconstruct, can an implant be used This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/261359'>breast reconstruction after lumpectomy</a>.
Avatar m tn I had breast tissue expanders inserted during my bilateral mastectomy. The right breast tissue expander later became infected and was removed. It was recently reinserted and is now about 1 to 2 inches higher than the left expander. It looks very lopsided, unlike when the expanders were initially inserted. The saline injections have not yet begun. How can the lopsidedness be corrected before the DIEP-Flap reconstruction, if possible?
Avatar f tn Hi! I had a mastectomy of my right breast with immediate reconstruction via implants in May, 2008. I had complications and had multiple surgeries to correct the issues, the last being in 2011. Lately, I have began to experience pain in that breast. Sometimes it's sharp, with a small dull ache all of the time. I've scheduled a mammogram to have it checked, but am wondering if this is normal. Has anyone else suffered with this same symptom?
378273 tn?1262097621 I had breast cancer 28 years ago and had a mastectomy and reconstruction. Tumor was 9mm in size and 17 nodes were taken; none involved. Now I have a 8 mm cancer (Invasive Ductal like the last one. I see the surgeon on Jan 5th. Now I'm wondering: should I have a lumpectomy if it is feasible (by breast is barely a B cup size) If I do I will need radiation which worries me as I also have Afib and take a blood thinner. The implant in the right breast has a small tear in it.
Avatar n tn A month ago I was told I had breast cancer (DCIS) in my left breast, nuclear grade 2. The right breast shows clustered calcifications that have the doctors concerned. Because I have very large breast I have asked to get a reduction at the same time of the removal and reconstruction. Both sergeons are concerned because the area of the cancer to too close to the nipple-areolar, which can cause some issue with the reduction.
1448786 tn?1284731478 Please choose your PBM surgeon wisely. Reconstruction done right is a wonderful and beautiful choice but this is not something done well by the garden variety plastic surgeon. Choose a doctor who does 500 to 1000 or more breast reconstruction surgeries a YEAR, not in a career. You should get recommendations from people walking in your shoes who've already been there and done that. See what they thought of their doctor AND hospital, because that is also a HUGE part of the experience.
Avatar n tn I had radiation of both breast prior to the mastectomys. I am looking into breast reconstruction. I am very active and do not want to have surgery that would use muscle. How succesful is breast expander post radiation?
Avatar f tn Breast Reconstruction replace with "I had dx of DCIS Stage 0 Grade 3..." sorry for the error.
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Avatar f tn However, I now have a horrible 3-4 in scar from the surgery, which has left my breast disformed and ugly. Do I qualify for breast reconstruction to fix my breast, and make them uniform again, and will my insurance cover it? ( My husband is active duty military, so I have full military insurance.) Thanks for the input.
Avatar m tn Which will be your recommendations to reconstruct or repair an abdominal wall with diastasis after a breast reconstruction with Tram flap?(just in the right breast). My doctor's recommendation is to put a net (sorry, i don't know the medical world) to the abdomen in order to make it stronger. Also, is this kind of surgery done by a general surgeon? Thanks for your answer?
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/Trans-flap-vs-implants/show/1308880?personal_page_id=384050 This additional link below,(Sue Young) also gives important suggestions compiled from posts on pre and post-surgery preparations http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/How-can-I--prepare-for-my-bilateral-mastectomy/show/1227057?personal_page_id=384050#post_5678838 I really hope that this will help a little and I wish you the best and good luck on whatever you decide.
Avatar f tn I have recently had a sub areolar excision to remove a 1.6cm tumour in my right breast. I got my results from this yesterday. I have been given the option of a total mastectomy with immediate reconstruction or a further wide local excision with removal of the nipple and areola complex as I have been diagnosed with Grade 3 IDC and more tissue needs to be taken to obtain a completely clear margin. I will also need sentinel node biopsy.