Mastectomy and breast reconstruction pros and cons?

Posted by kruzin @kruzin, Jul 8, 2018

Being treated for breast cancer, having a mastectomy and was wondering what people did for reconstruction?

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@polianad22

@trixie1313 . It looks like you had multifocal tumors. Correct?

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polianad22
Actually, no. The first one was invasive ductal on the one side of the breast and the second was neuroendocrine on the other sidewhich is an aggressive cancer usually found in the colon or liver first, very rarely seen in the breast so not a lot of info. Neither was related to each other.

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Thank you all; I live in Michigan and am not going for another reconstruction .
I am done, just wanted to let anyone who is thinking of reconstruction be very sure of the
qualifications of your plastic surgeon.

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@trixie1313

polianad22
Actually, no. The first one was invasive ductal on the one side of the breast and the second was neuroendocrine on the other sidewhich is an aggressive cancer usually found in the colon or liver first, very rarely seen in the breast so not a lot of info. Neither was related to each other.

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Thank you for the explanation. Did you do any radiation or chemo?

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@polianad22

Thank you for the explanation. Did you do any radiation or chemo?

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Yes – I had 4 rounds of chemo and 30 days of radiation. It was advised to have chemo (such as they do for an oat cell ca which also treats neuroendocrine), but after 3 different Tumor Board discussions, I chose not to go that route. I'm at the 4-year mark and, so far, so good.

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@trixie1313

Yes – I had 4 rounds of chemo and 30 days of radiation. It was advised to have chemo (such as they do for an oat cell ca which also treats neuroendocrine), but after 3 different Tumor Board discussions, I chose not to go that route. I'm at the 4-year mark and, so far, so good.

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I am not sure if I understand correctly. Which route you didn't go?

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@polianad22

I am not sure if I understand correctly. Which route you didn't go?

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@polianad22
"It was advised to have chemo (such as they do for an oat cell ca which also treats neuroendocrine), but after 3 different Tumor Board discussions, I chose not to go that route." That would have been in addition to the treatment for the original invasive ductal cancer, i.e. Taxotere and cyclophosphamide that I received.

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@trixie1313

@polianad22
"It was advised to have chemo (such as they do for an oat cell ca which also treats neuroendocrine), but after 3 different Tumor Board discussions, I chose not to go that route." That would have been in addition to the treatment for the original invasive ductal cancer, i.e. Taxotere and cyclophosphamide that I received.

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Understood.

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@trixie1313

polianad22
Actually, no. The first one was invasive ductal on the one side of the breast and the second was neuroendocrine on the other sidewhich is an aggressive cancer usually found in the colon or liver first, very rarely seen in the breast so not a lot of info. Neither was related to each other.

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It's called Multicentric.

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I had my unilateral mastectomy on Monday from 12 to 4. The plastic surgeon did the closure. No pain. Taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol.

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Breast Reconstruction with fat grafting
I had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 2, triple positive HERS2 and had a mastectomy using the Goldilocks procedure with skin sparing-no expander. I have completed my chemo treatments and I am looking at starting my reconstruction doin fat grafting from the flanks as I am not a candidate for implants. Wondering if anyone has had this done and how it went? Do you recommend the procedure? Do you wish you hadn't done the procedure? Pros and Cons? Any information would be helpful. Thanks

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