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Are there treatments for post mastectomy pain syndrome?

Are there treatments for post mastectomy pain syndrome?

Yes: Postmastectomy pain is a well-described phenomenon with several etiologies such as phantom breast, intercostal neuralgia, scar neuroma, intercostobrachial neuralgia, and myofascial pain. A good pain doc can figure this out and target treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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If I have a mastectomy, does that mean I won't need other treatment?

Not necessarily: Breast conservation and mastectomy are the 2 primary local therapy options. While for treatment of noninvasive disease (dcis) this may suffice, w/invasive disease systemic therapy must also be considered to address microscopic disease elsewhere that can't be reached w/surgery or xrt. More advanced (ie. Large tumors, multiple nodes +) may warrant post mastectomy XRT to maximize local control. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if all woman have treatment after mastectomy's what type of treatment is needed?

Can you tell me if all woman have treatment after mastectomy's what type of treatment is needed?

Unclear: For breast cancer, staging with histology, node status, metastatic situation is all considered as to need and benefits of radiation or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Your thoughts on "preventative mastectomy". Do you think it is a valid treatment?

Your thoughts on "preventative mastectomy". Do you think it is a valid treatment?

Yes but....: No for everyone. There are specific indications, like family history and the breast cancer gene. I recommend finding a breast center in your area and discussing with a breast specialist. Make sure you get the facts and a true calculation for YOUR specific risk. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Not recognized Rx: As with many holistic/naturopathic they are not well studied and often fall short of their zealot supporters claims. A more clinical tried and true if Omental tansplant from the abdomin to the axillae ...Read more

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Could mastectomy is the only option of treatment for paget"s disease?

For best results: Unfortunately it is diffuse diseases , it involves nipple and areola complex , when this area is removed will be cosmetically unacceptable , and is a aggressive disease are the reasons for mastectomy , although wide resection with good margins possible along with chemo-radiation is possible . It is also easier to reconstruct breast after mastectomy , if needed take a second opinion., discuss. ...Read more

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If I have a mastectomy, could that mean I won't need other treatment after surgery?

Unlikely: If the breast tumor is a ductal carcinoma or stage 0 breast cancer than you may not need further therapy. If it is stage 1 or more, you may not need radiation. If it is high risk (lymph nodes involved, triple negative, high oncotype score) you may need chemo and if it is hormone sensitive you may also need a hormone blocker. ...Read more

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I am getting a diagnosis of dcis then a bilateral mastectomy preformed, what follow up treatment is good or needed?

I am getting a diagnosis of dcis then a bilateral mastectomy preformed, what follow up treatment is good or needed?

No further treatment: If you had a bilateral mastectomy for DCIS, no further treatment is necessary. If you have a lumpectomy you will need radiation afterwards and 5 years of tamoxifen if the DCIS is estrogen receptor positive and if there is no contraindication to taking tamoxifen. ...Read more

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Breast cancer - mastectomy and treatment after, what is the process like?

Breast cancer - mastectomy and treatment after, what is the process like?

Medications , Radiat: Sometimes after surgery doctors may prefer radiation treatment or medications like tamoxifen ...Read more

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Bc 3c had mastectomy lnd chemo radio finished treatment 6 mnth ago found an enlarged supraclavicular node been ultrasound but not being treated why?

Bc 3c had mastectomy lnd chemo radio finished treatment 6 mnth ago found an enlarged supraclavicular node been ultrasound but not being treated why?

Breast Cancer: This would need to be biopsied based on the ultrasound criteria of the node and patients status was the node present prior to treatment? What imaging was performed pre-treatment? ...Read more

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