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scar tissue after breast cancer surgery

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: New lumps in the breast after breast cancer treatments need to be evaluated by your doctor. Depends on how long ago the surgery was, if it is scar for ... Read More
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Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It could be a number of things, but being new, it needs to be evaluated as soon as possible.
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Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Lump in surgery scar: When surgery is performed, many hair follicles in the area are disrupted in the area and new cysts can form. Cysts are not a problem. However, in th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually: If it is a lumpectomy, usually - although you may have areas of numbness or tenderness.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
Usually yes: If you have a lumpectomy, you still will have feeling in your breast. If a lot of tissue is removed from the area behind the nipple and areola you may ... Read More
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: This depends on the type of surgery that is performed. If the entire breast is removed (mastectomy), there will be minimal feeling. With a lumpectom ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Not really: The horse is out of the barn so to speak; but you should avoid foods and supplements with phytoestrogens [plant estrogen compounds] if your tumor is e ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Well balanced: Eating a well balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight is important. After surgery it helps if you increase the protein in your diet to heal the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
More details?: The location and severity of post op pain varies depending on the type of surgery (for example lumpectomy vs mastectomy, lymph node removal or not, re ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Depends.: Multiple factors affect a recommendation for rt including the characteristics of the breast cancer, its stage( size, lymph node status, presence of m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The one drug : Tarnished with the association is tamoxifen and endometrial cancer. The risk is only in women that still have their uterus; the frequency about 1/100 ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lymphedema: The arm swelling you are describing occurs secondary to disruption of the lymphatic circulation draining the arm, either via lymph node removal and/or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lymph nodes: Doing breast cancer surgery the lymph nodes are removed. This causes the lymphatic fluid to back up in the arm.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really: The major side-effect of radiation to the breast is development of skin irritation (somewhat like a sunburn) the radiation itself causes no discomfort ... Read More
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