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mastectomy or not - have posted before

My wifes surgeon says Femara has shrunk her breast cancer (right breast and lymph nodes) almost to nothing, and the swollen nodes under her arm are reduced by 3/4 in size. Scans show this. Nothing else has shown up in her body enywhere. He still advises mastectomy and lymph node removal surgery but she is 74 and doesn't want to proceed. If she continue Femara and has six monthly checks (has been on it for 6 months since diagnosis) and doesn't have the mastectomy what are the chances of it remaining as is - no symptoms. Surgeon says who knows? Might live for 10 years, or it might flare

Research, Knowledge and Information :


Surgery Choices for Women with DCIS or Breast Cancer ...


If I have a mastectomy and do not have ... What else do I want to learn or do before I make my choice about breast cancer surgery? ... Posted: January ...
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Breast Cancer Topic: Mastectomy or Not?


All Topics → Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After → Topic: Mastectomy or Not? Topic: Mastectomy or Not? Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After ...
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What I Wish I Had Known Before a Mastectomy - WhatNext


A mastectomy, either single or double, is a common treatment for women with breast cancer. ... What I Wish I Had Known Before a Mastectomy Monday, Jul 28, 2014
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Mastectomy: What to Expect - Breastcancer.org


Before mastectomy surgery. In the hospital on the day of surgery, you’ll change into a hospital gown and wait in a preoperative holding area. Some hospitals will ...
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Going Flat: Choosing No Reconstruction - Breastcancer.org


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Breast Cancer Topic: double mastectomy or not!


brunettesrule wrote: Hi, I have BC only in my right breast and need a mastectomy. I was thinking of having a double mastectomy to ensure that it does not come back ...
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Mastectomy or not? - WhatNext.com


Mastectomy or not? Three years ago I ... An MRI should have detected the second tumor before surgery. ... double mastectomy. I'll keep you posted. 0 Like;
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Types of Mastectomy: Partial, Preventive, Radical - WebMD


Sep 22, 2015 · WebMD explains the types of mastectomy -- partial ... But surgical breakthroughs over the past 2 decades have given women more options than ever before.
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Mastectomy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Mastectomy greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer, but does not eliminate ... about eating or drinking before surgery. Take the drugs you have been told to take ...
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Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet ...


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mastectomy recovery questions

Here is a link to a previouis thread that contains a lot of info about how to prepare for and what to expect following bilateral mastectomy: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/How-can-I--prepare-for-my-bilateral-mastectomy/show/1227057?personal_page_id=384050#post_5678838 How are things going these days? warm regards, bb
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Post Mastectomy Pain

This is something that may take a considerable amount of time to lessen. You might consider making an appointment at a Pain Clinic as they have many varied methods to deal with chronic pain.    Regards .....
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post-mastectomy seroma

Hi, The first thing I want to say to you is there should be no blame.  You did not set out to get cancer, nor did you set out to complicate your recent recovery.  So, having said that, since you realized the fluid is accumulating again, have you slowed down and taken it easy?   What does your surgeon say your options are?  If your surgeon is giving you no options, then I would get a second opinion.  I had my drain taken out after about two weeks and as soon as they took the thing out, serous fluid came draining out of my side.  Apparently even though the drainage had slowed to less than 30 per day, there was some kind of blockage somewhere.  I was just short of having one of the second drains put in just like you.  Luckily, it went away.  Don't throw in the towel.  Keep pursuing your options.  Keep us posted. Warmly, Chris Healingwell62 Breast Cancer Community Leader
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Post mastectomy wound

I believe you would be best served if you posted on the Reconstructive Surgery section of the "Expert Forum". Posts are answered by the Plastic Surgeon.  Thank You
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post mastectomy mammogram

Hi there. Mammograms can sometimes still be indicated when a nipple and skin sparing mastectomy with implants are done to reconstruct the breast.  However, if the entire breast tissue is totally removed, and the chest is totally flat, then there is no way that a mammogram can be done (since there are no more mammary glands in the first place). A good option to monitor recurrence is for regular physical examination, taking into account skin and muscle changes in the chest area (with serial photographs if necessary for a more objective comparison). Regards.
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post mastectomy and genetic testing question

Hi and welcome to the community! I am sorry that you have been dx with BC, but it sounds as though you have jumped in to deal with it in an aggressive manner! I'm also sorry no one responded earlier. That's probably because your surgeon would be the best one to turn to for advice in managing the seromas, and because once you get your BRCA results, IF they are positive, you would want to consult with one or more doctors (such as a GYN specializing in oncology) regarding what risk-reduction strategies they would recommend in your specific case. I hope we can be more helpful with other questions you may have. (If so please add them to this same thread, so that all your information will be available in one place, which allows us to provide better answers.).  I know YOU will  be a great resource to help others in this forum, due to your  background as an oncology health professional! Best wishes...
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post mastectomy burning ache

From the description about the "feeling" extending down your arm it could be nerve related. I think my first choice would definitely be the Plastic Surgeon. A pain specialist without knowing the cause seems rather foolish at this point. Of course the PET scan initially is an excellent idea ... then the Plastic Surgeon. This could also be related to the implants.  Regards ....
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Abdominal Pain Post Mastectomy

Do you know what her white blood count is? Maybe she has some kind of infection going on.
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Right arm problems over one year after mastectomy

Hi, So good to hear from you again! and I am so glad that you are doing well. :) I would  like to thank you for sharing your story with us and for your sound advice! You are right,many women feel pain,numbness and weakness in the arm after a mastectomy that unfortunately could last for quite sometime.. You could ask your doctor for a referral to a Pain Management Center.The Doctors there can help you with a variety of strategies and outline the best course of treatment to effectively treat your pain. Best wishes lynnkay for a long and cancer-free life! God Bless you too !! :)
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criteria of ultra sound and FNA in post mastectomy recurrance

I'm not sure what question you are asking here. If you would provide more information we'll try to help. Thanks ......
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