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Tissue Expanders After Mastectomy?

I had dcis in one breast and a bilateral mastectomy 4 weeks ago. The P.S. has put in about 100 cc of saline so far. I am having lots of pain from the... READ MORE

Can Fat Grafting Be Safely Performed in DCIS After Lumpectomy and Radiation?

I had DCIS, lumpectomy and rads in 2008. In 2011 I had tissue expanders and exchange after six months of painful expansion. Six weeks later the wound... READ MORE

Should I have breast reconstruction at my age, after mastectomy? I'm 65 years old

I am a 65 year old woman with moderate sized breasts. I am having a mastectomy on right breast due to DCIS, Stage 0. I am considering breast... READ MORE

Following a double mastectomy, and then the tissue expander exchange surgery, found a small painful lump.

I had DCIS in left breast and had a double mastectomy with TE that were replaced in May with silicone. At my checkup, I was told to massage my breast... READ MORE

Breast Lift and Reduction in One Breast and Implant in the Other?

In 2003 I was diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) of my right breast. I had two lumpectomies done which left my right breast a lot smaller... READ MORE

I am undergoing a nipple sparing bilateral mastectomy in 11 days. Are tissue expanders a must?

I have been diagnosed with DCIS and am undergoing a nipple sparing bilateral mastectomy in 11 days. I have been told I can go directly to silicone... READ MORE

Is HRT safe after bilateral mastectomy for estrogen and progesterone receptor positive DCIS?

I just recently had bilateral mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction. I had DCIS in both and had to stop HRT at time of diagnosis. I went on HRT 6... READ MORE

Reconstruction Options for Very Thin Mantle Radiation (30 Yr Ago) Patient with DCIS?

Now 5'3"/~90 lb. Even when 105 I was a B- at most. Bilateral mastectomy, due to my hx & mother's breast CA, set for 3/6/12. Two... READ MORE

Breast lift and reduction after lumpectomy and radiation. Any suggestions?

How do you find out if the blood supply to the nipple is sufficient for a breast lift due to lumpectomy and radiation. The cancer was DCIS and was... READ MORE

Is it normal for breast reconstruction with implants to feel very firm and cold to touch still 4 years on?

I had bilateral mastectomy with sub pectoral silicone implants (I believe textured) approx 4 years ago. My skin is thin generally and especially there... READ MORE

With DCIS should I delay immediate DIEP FLAP until after surgery pathology report?

After stereoscopic biopsy, I have been diagnosed with DCIS, ER+, up to 5cm in left breast. After MRI, no additional findings in right. BS advised... READ MORE

DCIS - lumpectomy and radiation - breast reconstruction and lift

I was diagnosed with DCIS in the right breast. In May 2015 had a lumpectomy and 33 days of radiation. I have a lump under the skin in the right breast... READ MORE

Could a fat graft feed cancer cells left after DCIS treatment?

Just came from seeing my BS. I asked about fat grafting and she says that she doesnt recommend it with my DCIS as there is reason to believe that it... READ MORE

Anesthesia for mastectomy with implant?

Hello. My operation is on Thursday: mastectomy with direct implant and at the same time other side reduction/matching. Today I met with the... READ MORE

Found a lump under my nipple by scar following DCIS breast conserving surgey

I had high grade dcis with microinvasion 3 years ago. Treated with breast conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy. Whilst in shower yesterday,... READ MORE

Is fat graphing after expanders are in place and before the actual implants are placed a normal thing to do?

I had stage 2b dcis and had 2lumpecto Ives and margins weren't clear so after chemo I had a double masectomy with expander placement. Then 31... READ MORE

Scar tissue and pain. Is it time to replace the implant?

Have had a silicone breast implant in my right breast secondary to DCIS. I've had it 14 years and have several areas of scar tissue between the... READ MORE

Opting for Mastectomy after Starting Radiation.

I am currently in the middle of hypo fractionated radiation treatment for DCIS with microinvasion. I regret opting for the radiation and would like to... READ MORE

Does the full mantle radiation I have for HL 30 years ago effect my choices of reconstruction after a Bilateral Mastectomy?

I have recently been diagnosed with DCIS in my left breast. I had full mantle (chest and abdomen) for Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1986. I have been told I... READ MORE

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