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What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Diseases (Definition)

a constellation of various pathologies ...Read more


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Who can perform a breast lift besides plastic surgeons?

Who can perform a breast lift besides plastic surgeons?

Anyone (by law) but?: Technically speaking any PHYSICIAN can perform this operation by law. However most hospitals or facilities will not allow unless the physician has privileges obtained with approved training. Why would you want to go to anyone else? Your colorectal surgeon? ...Read more

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Not sure of your ?: I am not sure of what you are asking. Please rephrase your question and ask again. Breasts are composed of fatty tissue as well as denser "breast" tissue. Depending on many things the ratio of fat to denser 'breast" tissue varies from person to person and throughout life. ...Read more

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Are tumors in your breast always associated with breast cancer?

Are tumors in your breast always associated with breast cancer?

No: No there are other types of tumors and they are not necessarily malignant, but always need to be checked. ...Read more

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Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...Read more

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Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read more

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Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?

Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?

No.: The most common sites of metastases include the bone marrow, lungs, and liver. While uncommon, breast cancer can metastasize to the brain or the lining of the brain. ...Read more

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What distinguishes inflammatory breast cancer from invasive breast cancer?

What distinguishes inflammatory breast cancer from invasive breast cancer?

Inflammatory breast: Cancer is a subtype of invasive breast cancer that involves the skin. It causes the skin to appear inflamed. ...Read more

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Best surgeon for breast cancer in north carolina?

Best surgeon for breast cancer in  north carolina?

There are several: First speak to your family doctor who will refer you to a breast surgeon ( most of the health insurance requires referral ) , or call a medical centre close to you ,they will provide a list then you choose . ...Read more

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Are ent's the surgeons recommended for oropharyngeal cancer? Do plastic surgeons or others get involved?

Are ent's the surgeons recommended for oropharyngeal cancer? Do plastic surgeons or others get involved?

Yes ENT doctor best: An ENT doctor with good oncology training should by able to remove the cancer and perform any necessary reconstructive surgery. Occasionally, an ENT cancer specialist will work with a reconstructive plastic surgeon in order to work more efficiently or when an unusual reconstruction is required. ...Read more

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Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Unknown: Breast enhancement pills are not regulated and therefore may have various unknown substances in them. Some of those substances, especially if they include estrogen, may increase risk of cancers. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer skip generations?

Can breast cancer skip generations?

Of course: In fact, it's usually sporadic. Even in breast cancer families (brca1, brca2 families) some women with the gene are likely never to get sick. ...Read more

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Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are certain foods better after breast cancer surgery?

Are certain foods better after breast cancer 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 er positive. That includes a lot of soy although small amounts are fine. Also, being overweight or obese is associated with a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Doctors does anyone treat fibrocystic breast disease?

Doctors does anyone treat fibrocystic breast disease?

Breast/general surg: These patients can be followed by a breast surgeon or a general surgeon with a large portion of their practice dedicated to breast disease. We perform a history, look at your food and medication intake, perform breast exam and review breast images. We provide extensive counseling, follow up, biopsy or aspiration of a fluid filled cyst when necessary. ...Read more

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Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advises take out lymph glands, live breast .Should ?

Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advises take out lymph glands, live breast .Should ?

Standard treatment: The surgeon is giving you the "best evidence" advice. Without detecting any tumor in the breast, it is safer, less mutilating, less painful, less expensive, and better psychologically to leave the breast in place. Usually the tumor is so tiny that it cannot be found. Often, chemotherapy (to kill any cancer cells elsewhere in the body) and radiation to the breast is done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Unlikely....: It is doubtful outside of a residency program that you will find a quality surgeon who will operate without charge. Good luck though. ...Read more

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