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Implants And Skin Failure

Implants And Skin Failure

@A MyBCTeam Member is has had issues with her implants. She is afraid that her skin might fail and require additional surgery. Can anyone provide her advise or share their implant experience as she is in the midst of making a challenging decision. I

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have thin skin and have been warned about this. I had a left mastectomy. I would like to go smaller and keep my "good" skin but just had my last surgery a couple months ago. Had 4 surgeries this… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Anyone Have DCIS Stage 0. What Did You Do?

Anyone Have DCIS Stage 0. What Did You Do?

Hi did anyone have DCIS stage 0. What did you do?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Had DCIS rt side in 1994- lumpectomy and radiation-35 treatments. Jan 2015 DCIS left breast-after 2 lumpectomies, now will be having bilateral mastectomies.

edited, originally posted about 7 years ago

How Soon After BMX Did You Start Chemo?

How Soon After BMX Did You Start Chemo?

I am 3 weeks out and still in a LOT of pain..I can't imagine getting a port placed with my chest still feeling so achy and sore..then dealing with chemo side effects on top of it?? I've read that chemo should be given ASAP to ensure the best results..I am stage 1 HER2 positive with no node involvement. What have others' time frames been like?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I didn't start chemo till nearly 2 months post masectomy- had my son's wedding first to get through. My oncologist said it was fine & that he usually recommended women wait a month or more to give… read more

posted over 7 years ago

Has Anyone Had DCIS That Was Not Identified On Mammograms That Has Had An MRI?

Has Anyone Had DCIS That Was Not Identified On Mammograms That Has Had An MRI?

My biopsies have both come back without clean margins. Has anyone else with DCIS experienced this and did having an MRI give you an answer? After having cancer in both breasts, with lumpectomies, has anyone then decided to have bilateral mastectomies? Do you feel cancer free?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had DCIS detected in one area on Mammo but after lumpectomy was diagnosed with an additional area of DCIS and a small Triple negative tumor which were not detected on Mammo, ultrasound or MRI. Set… read more

posted about 7 years ago

Pain After Mastectomy And Radiation

Pain After Mastectomy And Radiation

had my surgery one year ago followed by proton therapy for 28 days. I've been in physical therapy for 7 months and Pain and tightness just keeps returning. I do all kinds of stretching and strengthening exercises. Has anyone else experienced this for so long.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Modified radical nastectomy with radiation. Still numb and tight eso under my armpit.always feels like i have a underwire. It us some better. I do gently massages to keep all loosened

posted about 3 years ago

Looking For Your Stories On Lumpectomy Ot Mastectomy?

Looking For Your Stories On Lumpectomy Ot Mastectomy?

I am just about finished my last chemo session. Yay! I will have surgery in about a month from now and still don't know if I will choose lumpectomy or mastectomy and would like to hear your stories. I am a perfect candidate for a lumpectomy as it seems the chemo has reduced the tumour to nothing. However I am nervous about local recurrence which is much lower with mastectomy. But I'm also nervous about mastectomy with reconstruction. Seems weird to have tissue from another part of my body… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

LindaAnderson it will change. It will settle in and drop a little. I remember mine being so high. I can’t remember what they told me was the average time but I’m sure you will look great. Be… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Rib Pain After Mastectomy

Rib Pain After Mastectomy

I was diagnosed jan 2015 had a bilateral mastectomy. I have severe chronic rib pain on my lower right ribs which radiate round to my spine. It’s a lot lower than my scar and I cannot even describe the pain I’m in. My oncologist says it’s nerve damage, my rheumatologist says it’s fibromyalgia pain but this is not in the muscle it is actually in the rib bone. I can’t get anyone to take me seriously my oncologist won’t order any more scans and I’m literally got to the point of not wanting to live… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I am currently suffering from the same pain...its totally excruciating and debilitating....I am worst now than when I had the mastectomy...I totally hear you...I have felt the same way so many… read more

posted 7 months ago

Lumpectomy Or Mastectomy? What Did You Chose And Why?

Lumpectomy Or Mastectomy? What Did You Chose And Why?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member I was dx'd 2 years ago they only did a mammogram and sonogram. I guess they thought since I was doing a BMX, I didn't need any other test. The problem with that was they only did a… read more

edited, originally posted about 4 years ago

Recurrence????

Recurrence????

Recurrence???? I know this is a fear for all of us that never goes to sleep.... just curious....
How many of you have had recurrence.... if so.... here’s my 4 questions:
1)what/when was your initial diagnosis/stage?
2)what was the initial surgery (@ lumpectomy @or @ mastectomy (single @or double),
3)What chemical treatment?chemo, radiation, @ tamoxifen etc?)
4) how long after @your initial diagnosis did the recurrence happen? And what stage were you then?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

First diagnosis was Feb 2013 Stage 1-ER/PR+. Lumpectomy with lymphnodes removed. No osirive nodes
Radiation and Tomoxifen
Second diagnosis April 2017. Stage 2A, ER/PR+, HER2+. Considered a second… read more

posted over 3 years ago