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Does anyone have experience with a lumpectomy and a breast reduction?
I’m 75 and the cancer surgeon will remove the cancerous tissue including lymph nodes and then the oncoplasticsurgeon will do a reduction on both breasts....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Apr 10, 2023
Anastrozole before surgery
This fall I was diagnosed with stage IIIb breast cancer. I have an approximate 3 cm tumor in my lower right breast with skin invasion...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 2, 2022
MRI after 3D Mammogram - dense breast tissue
Recently, I had my first mammogram post treatment for IDC with one sentinel lymph node involved (I had surgery, radiation, ovarian suppression--and then ovary removal,...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Oct 17, 2022
PASH with invasive ductal carcinoma
Recently diagnosed with grade 1 ER/PR+ HER2-, IVD in right breast. Second biopsy in same side of breast revealed benign condition called PASH. After reading...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 4, 2020
Whom to see for true assessment of mastectomy surgery outcome.
Hello. Three years ago I had a simple, skin sparring, mastectomy with 4 sentinel lymph nodes removed. The last time I saw my surgeon, was...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Sep 20, 2023
Mastectomies are not an option for those over 65???!!!
A friend of mine has had breast cancer twice...DCIS and IDC....both breasts....as I have. She told me that she had suggested mastectomy to her surgeon...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Mar 28, 2023
Invasive breast cancer: What's next?
I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. My patho report only said that. What Dow this mean? What’s next? I’m waiting for a call from...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Aug 16, 2023
Conflicting surgical opinions? What now?
I had 2 consults this week. One recommended lumpectomy followed by radiation, then AI, and one for mastectomy with AI. One surgeon confident I didn’t...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Nov 25, 2022
Bi-rad 4: Surgical excision recommended for me
I did a 3D mammogram (BILATERAL DIGITAL DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAPHY TOMO WITH CAD) with BI-RADS Category 4: Suspicious Abnormality (very dense breast with Radiologist recommended sugical...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jun 8, 2023
Diagnosed IDC with metastasis to lymph node: Who to see first?
I was newly diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of left breast with metastasis in the lymph node. I want to know who did u see...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Dec 23, 2023
Light chemo?
My surgeon (surgical oncologist) told me that, with my pathology results, I'm eligible for lighter chemo. Is this possible? My cancer is her2 +, node...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Sep 5, 2022
Free lumpectomy, mastectomy bras
This was news to me as I searched for a bra to have after my surgery and found out this. Your surgeon can write a...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Feb 19, 2023
Repeat lumpectomy? And treatment decisions. Need advice
Just had lumpectomy Dec 1. Pathology report was: positive margin on the posterior edge DCIS Micropapillary Grade 2. My surgeon called me yesterday for re-excision...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 28 8:37pm
Did your journey start by reading the books by this lifelong advocate?
I was moved to tears for the life of this surgeon, researcher, advocate, author of The Breast Book and creator of army of women. Dr....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jul 5, 2023
Confused about timing of a 6 month following up mammogram
Is the six-month mammogram six months after surgery or six minutes after radiation. My surgeon wants to do it six months after surgery my radiation...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Jan 3, 2021
Chronic Pain after Stage 4 Breast Cancer Surgery, Chemo and Radiation
Is this normal? Mine is underarm and continuous from lumpectomy. Surgeon says nothing can be done to relieve it and to get "used to it"....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Dec 22, 2019
For those DX with TNBC and completed treatment: What’s your follow up?
Looking for those dx. with TNBC and completed all phases of care. Does your Breast Center performs scans to look for metastases to other areas...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Dec 28, 2023
Waiting on pathology
Hi all! I have hesitated to post but I’m going crazy. I discovered a large indentation under my right breast. Being seen at the breast...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Feb 5 12:17pm
Anyone have a Hematoma after Lumpectomy?
I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy 9 days ago. Nodes were clear. Hooray. I have a painful hematoma at the incision site. It’s...
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Mar 11 10:08am
Mastectomy instead of lumpectomy
Newly diagnosed, yesterday! My pcp had breast cancer and so she filled me in a bit. She mentioned lumpectomy then maybe moving on to mastectomy....
Support Group: Breast Cancer
Last active: Oct 24, 2023