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is shift work sleep disorder the same thing as circadian rhythm disorder?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Shift work sleep disorder is a type of circadian rhythm disorder. It is typically associated with difficulty getting to sleep when you need to and feeling sleepy when you need to be awake. This is because sleep/wake circadian rhythms have a role in regulating the neural systems in our brains that promote sleep and wake.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
One type of: Circadian rhythm sleep disorder is a persistent or recurring pattern of sleep disruption resulting either from an altered sleep-wake schedule or an inequality between a person's natural sleep-wake cycle and the sleep-related demands placed on him or her. the dsm-iv-tr lists four types of circadian rhythm sleep disorder: delayed sleep phase type, jet lag type, shift work type, and unspecified type.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

If cancer comes back in the same breast after having a breast-sparing surgery, will I need a mastectomy then? Will I be able to have breast reconstruction even though I have had radiation?

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Yes: Yes to both. Since you can't have radiation twice in the same breast, most women need a mastectomy if the cancer returns after breast-sparing surgery. You have several reconstruction options after previous radiation, depending on how your breast tissue responded to radiation. Talk to a plastic surgeon about options.

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