Breast Cancer + Breast Reconstruction

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paitent in their second battle with breast cancer and didn't have a full mastectomy the first time and have been left with a significant amout of scar... 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

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

Post breast Cancer Mastectomy I have developed capsular contracture. Do you recommend capsulotomy or capsulectomy?

I have developed capsular contracture post bilateral prophylactic mastectomy eight months ago with reconstruction and saline implant (under pectoral... 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

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

Is it safe to leave a deflated tissue expander in your breast until reconstruction?

Last October 2013, I was diagnosed with right breast stage 3c breast cancer. My treatment plan was surgery w/ a double mastectomy, chemo, and then... READ MORE

Delaying Breast Reconstuction for Radiation Therapy?

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

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

Left breast reconstruction with tissue expander. Is it normal to have some weird looking formations on the skin? (photo)

I have had mastectomy on June 2015 due to cancer . I had a 500 cc expander inserted and it was filled 400 cc at the time of the surgery . It was quite... READ MORE

How does inflammatory breast cancer present itself in a saline implant reconstructed breast? (photo)

Bilateral skin sparing mastectomy Jan 2012 for multiple noncancerous reasons, had removal of implants Oct 2012 due to staph infection, latissimus... READ MORE

How long does it take for the muscle to heal from explantation? The expanders were placed under the muscle & placed in Feb '14

I'm 49. I am a 16 month surviver of breast cancer. I had a bilateral mastectomy in May 2013. I felt rushed & pressured to go ahead & do reconstruction... READ MORE

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