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Is radiation therapy recommended after surgery?

Is radiation therapy recommended after surgery?

Sometimes: Depending on the type of tumor, extent of disease involvement, surgical margins, etc. Radiation can be used early as planned course or used later as salvage. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Lumpectomy (Definition)

A lumpectomy means removal of a breast lump. It frequently is used in relation to removal of breast cancer. However it can be generalized to removal of other lumps or imaging abnormalities also. Other terminology such as excision, wide excision or a partial mastectomy usually may mean the same thing. If it is done for breast cancer frequently it needs to be ...Read more


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Any special treatment for day after breast augmentation surgery?

Any special treatment for day after breast augmentation surgery?

Surgeons vary: Surgeons vary in their recommendations following surgery with some recommending limited activity and compression dressings while some even make their patients sleep on their breasts the day after surgery.. Inwouldmdiscuss this with your surgeon. An increasing number are adopting a regimen of "rapid recovery" exercises. See video: http://youtu.be/lJs9tr75b70 ...Read more

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Why is adjuvant therapy recommended after surgery for beast cancer?

Why is adjuvant therapy recommended after surgery for beast cancer?

Breast cancer rx: After surgical removal (lumpectomy or mastectomy) there is a risk of additional microamounts of tumor remaining. Adjuvant chemotherapy and supplemental irradiation can statistically lower the chance of recurrence. Discuss with your oncologist your category and the best options for your recovery. ...Read more

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Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Eye drops&protection: use your eye drops according to directions, keep cornea protected and regular follow-ups with your eye md ...Read more

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What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

Close followup: Both the surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist must be involved in your followup care. Depending on the stage, you may involve all 3 of these specialists who will mainly follow you by physical exams, ct scans and occasionally pet/ct scans. ...Read more

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How is breast reconstruction done after tumor removal?

How is breast reconstruction done after tumor removal?

Lots of options: Basically there are 2 options for breast reconstruction after tumor resection. Option #1 is to move some of the patient's own tissue from another site to the breast. This is a great option, but not for everyone, as the surgery can be long and complicated. Option #2 is to use a breast implant to replace the missing breast tissue. Best to discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

Lots of ways: There are many options these days for reconstruction; some simple and some complex depending on each patients needs and desires. Talk with a plastic surgeon or try www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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What?Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

What?Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

Maybe, maybe not: If physical therapy is required after your surgery, slow stretching and strengthening exercises will be employed. Nothing too strenuous will be used. Those exercises to help you with activities of daily living and restoration of function is important. ...Read more

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How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?

How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?

12 weeks: Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, i like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. ...Read more

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Is a breast reconstruction recommended after a mastectomy?

Is a breast reconstruction recommended after a mastectomy?

Up to the patient: This is a complex question, but in almost all cases the choice is up to the patient. Reconstruction can be done at the time of mastectomy or later on; both have advantages and disadvantages. I would recommend consultation with one or more plastic surgeons experienced in breast reconstruction to explore the options in your particular case. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend, breast reconstruction with mastectomy or lumpectomy?

What would doctors recommend, breast reconstruction with mastectomy or lumpectomy?

Patient-Preference: Most breast cancers can be surgically treated with equal success by mastectomy or lumpectomy (+radiation). Therefore, given the option, most women choose the much less invasive rx of a lumpectomy. Many other issues may factor into this decision--age, family hx, mammogram findings, pathology, etc--therefore, a critical part of one's preoperative evaluation is to fine-tune this recommendation. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy necessary before ACL surgery?

Goal: normal motion: Prior to ACL reconstructive surgery, it is advisable to have a knee that is "ready for surgery". Ideally this means the initial swelling and stiffness have resolved, quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength has returned, and most importantly- full knee motion is regained. Maximization of these three variables preoperatively help limit the morbidity of surgery. Physical therapy can help this process. ...Read more

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How effective is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

How effective is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

Often very effective: There are many choices available now for women who opt for reconstruction and it is important to seek the opinion of a plastic surgeon with experience in this area. The results will depend on many factors including whether or not you are a smoker and if you receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is important to be realistic - it is not just the same as getting breast implants. ...Read more

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When is it safe for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy?

When is it safe for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy?

Depends: Reconstruction can be done at the time of the mastectomy (and give the better cosmetic appearance) or anytime after the scar has healed. If done later it is typically delayed until any chemo or radiation has been completed and your body has recovered from them. This may take 1-2 years depending on type of chemo and your reactionto it. ...Read more

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Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Rarely: Fibroadenomas are benign and by natural history will often regress over 10-15 years. diangosis can be established via core bx. Making them "go away" is generally reserved for symptomatic (palpable and/or tenderness which is usually cyclical). Minimally invasive options are generally preferred over surgical excision - image guided percutaneous vacuum assisted excision, cryoablation. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

If you are in: Reasonably good health , no other systemic problem , it is reasonably low risk procedure (s) , will give you psychological boost to you , will elevate your self esteem , please consult a plastic surgeon for more information , the benefits you already know and the risks ...Read more

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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read more

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