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Dr. Sean Canale
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Breast Lump Removal (Overview)

To remove a lesion from the breast, small incision underal anesthesia, open skin and remove lesion, send to pathology and determine nature.


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Pain of breast lump removal?

Pain of breast lump removal?

Depends but mild: Most patients have mild pain after a surgical bx and require narcotics only for a few days maybe less. If the lesion is benign, with current technology, many lumps can be removed percutaneously in the office under ultrasound guidance through a puncture rather than incision and patients generally require only over the counter pain meds (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) aleve). ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Breast Lump Removal (Overview)

To remove a lesion from the breast, small incision underal anesthesia, open skin and remove lesion, send to pathology and determine nature.


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Is breast lump removal painful?

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
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What is the cost of breast lump removal?

What is the cost of breast lump removal?

$6,000-10,000: The last time i looked at this was ~10 years ago; the avg then was $6, 000. This includes hospital and all physician (surgeon, anesthesia, pathology) costs. If you need a biopsy and are uninsured, you may qualify for assistance. Please discuss this with your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

Lump removal: A breast lump can be diagnosed by needle biopsy, typically. If the biopsy reveals cancer, then the lump needs to be removed. If the biopsy is inconclusive, the lump should also be removed, so a true diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

Not usually: The breast is a very forgiving organ with respect to post surgical changes provided that your surgeon follows a few simple rules. The tumor does not belong in your breast, therefore you should not have a loss of normal breast tissue. Scars can be hidden around the edge of the areola or under the breast. Please address this with your surgeon before surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

Self explanatory: To remove a lesion from the breast, small incision underal anesthesia, open skin and remove lesion, send to pathology and determine nature. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

Usually not: Benign or malignant, the lump created by a tumor "does not belong" in the breast; it's removal should theoretically return the breast to normal. The degree of deformity created by surgery depends on the amout of normal tissue disrupted & the location of the incision. An experienced breast surgeon can do this operation with minimal cosmetic deformity. We even have a name for it: oncoplastics. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshappen?

Does anyone know, after benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshappen?

Should be minimal: Unless the benign breast lump is very large or the breast is very small, proper removal of a benign lump usually causes little deformity. In my experience, removing lesions from the upper, inner quadrant of the breast is more prone to some deformity but it should be minimal if performed by an experienced breast surgeon. ...Read more

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Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Breast lump removal: It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast plastic surgery should, in general, be covered by one's health insurance policy. Is the lump is due to the previous plastic surgery (e.g., ruptured breast implant, silicone), be sure to check with your health insurance carrier before surgery. ...Read more

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Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

HIghly unlikely: If done with sterile precautions. However, the armpit lymph nodes connect to those along the sub clavicle vein nodes and then into the neck. If the lump was cancer, you will need to have sentinel nodes checked, and if these neck nodes do not subside, they too need biopsy. ...Read more

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In which position I sleep after this left breast lump removal surgery.

In which position I sleep after this left breast lump removal surgery.

Breast biopsy: Place a pillow under your left side, which will assist in going to sleep, but you may wake several times since movement in sleep will cause pressure on the biopsy site. The pain is not harmful, but you may have several nights will little sleep. Ask your surgeon for some pain medications, which will help in the short run. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Not likely: Because the lymph drainage from the breast is to axillary and internal mammary (inside the chest near the breast bone) lymph nodes. There might be something else going on. Consult surgeon who did your lump removal. ...Read more

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How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

Need biosy results: With rare exception, one should not go to the or without a tissue diagnosis. This is usually easily accomplished via needle biopsy under local anesthesia. Once the diagnosis is established, the timing of the surgery can be guided by whether the lump is benign or malignant: if benign, no urgency; if malignant, why wait? ...Read more

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After removal breast lump on 3rd april 2013, my wound were open and bleed on 4th april 2013.Should I use bra & what should I do?

After removal breast lump on 3rd april 2013, my wound were open and bleed on 4th april 2013.Should I use bra & what should I do?

See your surgeon: You need to be evaluated and treatment plan- including what to do about your bra. Your surgeon should instruct you on how best to stop bleeding and prevent infection and optimize healing and recovery. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more

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Norgesic were given after removal breast lump?

Norgesic were given after removal breast lump?

Rather odd: Norgesic is a combination of a muscle relaxer and tylenol (acetaminophen). It would be rather odd to prescribe it after a lumpectomy. ...Read more

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I am feeling lump after breast biopsy full lump removal?Could it still be there?

I am feeling lump after breast biopsy full lump removal?Could it still be there?

Time: How long ago was the lump removed? What you are feeling may be the result of inflammation and fibrosis induced by surgery. If the lump persists after three months, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more