Breast Cancer + Breast Reconstruction

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Do I Need Yearly Mammograms or MRI After Breast Cancer and Reconstruction?

I had mastectomy Oct 2008. Reconstruction finished June 2009. Do I need a yearly mammogram or MRI to continue to look for cancer? READ MORE

Breast Shrinkage 10 Years After Radiation for Breast Cancer?

Hi there. My mom is a 10 year breast cancer survivor treated with lumpectomy and radiation. She has recently noticed the treated breast has shrunk in... READ MORE

Will Insurance Cover Implant Exchange under Cancer Mastectomy Reconstruction? Is Procedure Realistic?

I Had Dbl Mastectomy W/ Reconstruction (Saline Implants). My Left Breast Has Always Had a Couple of Wrinkles/ Bubbles. I would like to exchange my... READ MORE

Is It Okay to Start Filling the Tissue Expanders After Radiation?

Thank you all Dr's for my previous question.An update to my Q I am 38 ,did chemo for breast cancer before surgery,have to do double mast. and... READ MORE

Best Option for Natural Looking Breast After Mastectomy?

I have been classified as very high risk (42%)for getting breast cancer. I have not dealt well with all the worry and testing the past 1 and 1/2 years... READ MORE

Reconstruction After Breast Cancer: Will Medicare Pay to Replace Ruptured Implants?

I had breast cancer 23 years ago with reconstruction. My implants have been replaced once, 12 years ago, and these are now leaking. Will Medicare pay... READ MORE

Complications of Replacing Breast Implants with Smaller Size?

I have had a Mastectomy with two stage Breast reconstruction. The 585cc gel Breast implant feels too big for me and I want it changed to 495cc's.... READ MORE

Options for Breast Reconstruction After an Infection?

I had a bilateral mastectomy done, and I had breast implants placed in both breast. I had expanders put in, and had radiation along with a boost. This... READ MORE

Are Reconstructed Nipples Always Hard?

When a nipple is reconstructed after mastectomy, will it always have the hard look? Ie, will they always look like they're "nippin'... READ MORE

Is It Best to Have Reconstruction Right After a Mastectomy or Delay It a While?

This is my second battle with breast cancer and I did not have a full mastectomy the first time, so I am this time. There is a significant amount of... READ MORE

Can Alloderm Be Used to Replace a Small Breast Implant?

I am 41 years old, was diagnosed with DCIS last year and had lumpectomy without radiation. I am considering a unilateral mastectomy for the breast... READ MORE

Options for Breast Reconstruction for Those Who Had Radiation?

What breast reconstruction options are best suited for radiation patients. complications? Is back tissue a good option to consider? Why? READ MORE

Please Recommend 3 ways to get Natural Looking Breasts After a Partial Mastectomy?

I am looking for options that will restore my breast's natural appearance after a partial mastectomy. What are the most common procedures? READ MORE

Breast Implants After Breast Cancer

I am 20yrs female before one year my left breast have removed because of cancer and in the same time i did reconstruction, my left breast is smaller... READ MORE

Delaying Breast Reconstuction for Radiation Therapy?

Why is it best to delay Breast reconstruction if radiation therapy is required? READ MORE

Is Reconstruction Without Moving Muscle Possible After Radiation for Breast Cancer?

Is reconstruction possible without the need to move a muscal (flap) after radiation for breast cancer? Thanks Vic READ MORE

Can fat grafting to breasts after double mastectomy promote the regrowth of residual breast tissue and breast cancer?

I have heard that (the stem cells from?) fat grafting to breasts (that have had double mastectomies) can actually promote the re-growth of any residue... READ MORE

Can breast reconstruction be revised because I'm unhappy with the size? (photos)

I was diagnosed with BC 6 years ago. I have recently under gone breast reconstructionwith Latissimus Dorsi muscle with silicone implant. 6 years ago I... READ MORE

Alloderm infection after surgery, softening of the breasts after bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy and sensation (Photo)

1) if the alloderm is going to get infected after reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, how soon after the surgery is it typical for the infection... READ MORE

When to Be Tested for Breast Cancer After Treatments Are Completed?

I was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer (with lymph node involvement). I had a mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. How long should I (typically)... READ MORE

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