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Swollen Lymph Nodes Immediately After Surgery Are Normal?

I've had a BIRADS4 lesion (5mm) showed on MRI, was told ir was not aggressive (type 2 curve) and probably benign. 3 weeks later I've had... READ MORE

Second Try with Breast Expanders. Last Removed Due to Infection. Now Having Another. Why?

I need to know why I keep having these infections. in the right side of my chest wall, is it because my cancer started there and they removed my lymp... READ MORE

What is the Best Reconstructive Option for my Lumpectomy/Radiation?

In June/06 I had a lumpectomy w 2 levels of lymph nodes removed, followed by 21 treatments of radiation. I would like to slightly enhance and be as... READ MORE

Reconstruction after mastectomy and radiation

I had a right mastectomy in March of this year and was planning on having immediate reconstruction; however, one of the lymph nodes had a tiny bit of... READ MORE

Can my Existing Implant Behind the Muscle Be Left in with a Mastectomy?

I recently found a lump in my breast and an ultrasound showed a tumor and swollen lymph node. I have not received a biopsy yet, but my doctor is... READ MORE

55 Years Old Double Mastectomy? (photo)

Stage III cancer 15 lymph nodes involved Had saline implants put in. Used alloderm for the pocket. Right side had the cancer And that breast is way... READ MORE

I Had Lymph Node Resection in Nov 11 and Now Have a Thrombosed Vein Under my Arm?

I was diagnosed with breast CA in Oct 11 and had a lumpectomy and breast reconstruction surgery in Nov 11. In March i started experiencing discomfort... READ MORE

Can lymphadeama be very painful under armpit and across chest?

I have sent photos in the past. I had stage 111A breast cancer march 2012 double mastectomy 16 lymphnodes removed. Then a botched attempt on first... READ MORE

How Long Will I Have to Wait to Have my Breast Done Over? (photo)

I thought I would give more information about my breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy 3/22/2012 stage lllA her2- 15 lymph nodes removed 7 had... READ MORE

A DIEP flap on left side & prophylactic mastectomy w/ silicone implant on other side, will this look wrong? (photo)

I had a mastectomy with lymph node removal, followed be chemo and radiation ( rads completed 16 months ago). All my doctors were in agreement that a... READ MORE

How long is can expander stay in without being filled; keep having other medical issues that put reconstructive plans on hold?

Dx w invasive ductal ca stg 3 I opted for double mastectomy..found to have lymph node involvement expander was not put in affected side r/t need... READ MORE

Should I Go for Chemotherapy?

I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer which a right mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy with immediate implant reconstruction was done.... READ MORE

Arm compression due to lymph node

After two years of mastectomy with lymph node remove, am planning to travel 4 hrs in airplane, do I need to use the arm compression, for how long and... READ MORE

Can Tight-Fitting Bra's Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Is it true that tight-fitting bra's can cut off your lymph circulation increasing your risk of Breast Cancer? READ MORE

Post mastectomy, is it possible to build a breast without the use of expanders to make the pocket?

I was diagnosed IDC Aug 16 with right lumpectomy 08/24 then margins involved as well as 2+/9 lymph nodes. I had a double mastectomy 10/19. I am having... READ MORE

Mastectomies, LD recons 2008. Silicone in lymph nodes & autoimmune disease. Should implants be taken out en bloc? (Photo)

Bilateral mastectomies & imm LD recon with silicone implants.Left side not really successful. LD flap didn't lift or cover implant which is just under... READ MORE

I am looking for a breast surgeon in Atlanta or Charlotte area. Any suggestions?

I had did not have cancer in the right breast and the surgeon took lymph nodes on the right and I now have lymphedema. I had a 9mm tumor on the left... READ MORE

3 months post reconstruction and experiencing pain and swelling the past 2 days. Any suggestions?

Pain and swelling post op and I feel like I have a swollen lymph node on my right side. The pain radiates down my arm and travels to my neck also. I... READ MORE

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