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Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Does a full mastectomy have fewer risks than a breast reduction?

Does a full mastectomy have fewer risks than a breast reduction?

Hard to compare: Full mastectomies are usually done for cancer, while reductions are done to relieve the symptoms of large heavy breasts. They are both operations with the usual risks of surgery, but the specific risks of each are somewhat different and depend on the underlying reason for doing the operation. ...Read more

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Does a mammogram increase breast size?

Does a mammogram increase breast size?

Nope.: A mammogram is an x-ray study of the breast tissue, performed by squeezing the breast tissue between two plexiglass plates to thin and flatten the breast tissue so that a better x-ray can be taken. The "squeezing" is often pretty firm, and bruising or minor swelling may result, but these are temporary and hopefully infrequent. ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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Will i need to keep getting mammograms after breast reconstruction? Is there enough of my own breast tissue left after mastectomy and breast reconstruction to make imaging worthwhile? .

Will i need to keep getting mammograms after breast reconstruction? Is there enough of my own breast tissue left after mastectomy and breast reconstruction to make imaging worthwhile?

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Yes and No : If you had a single breast complete mastectomy, no more mammogram on that side. However, if you did not have both breast mastectomies, you still have the other bresst that is at increased risk given the history. So you need to continue screening mammograms for the other breast. ...Read more

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Will your nipples feel funny after breast augmentation?

Will your nipples feel funny after breast augmentation?

Maybe: Sometimes the nipples will be too sensitive for a while, and occasionally they will be less sensitive. Permanent changes in sensation are rare but possible. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer interfere with breast feeding?

Does breast cancer interfere with breast feeding?

Depends on treatment: The answer depends on the extent of cancer and the kind of treatment -- so it is best is to discuss your individual case with your physician. It depends on how much tissue is removed and the degree of scarring. If a woman is on chemotherapy or other drugs that are secreted in the milk and should be passed to an infant, then yes, during that time she cannot breastfeed. ...Read more

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Could breast implants give you breast cancer?

Could breast implants give you breast cancer?

Short answer: no: With the exception of a very rare situation, (called ALCL) breast implants do not seem to increase the risk of breast cancers. There are multiple studies which actually show women with implants having a lower-than-expected risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Temporarily: After breast feeding is gone, usually so is "perky". ...Read more

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Does breast hypnosis really work for breast enlargement?

Does breast hypnosis really work for breast enlargement?

NO (unless 4wt gain): Hypnosis will of work for breast enlargement unless used to encourage weight gain. Please send me a link to where you found this! ...Read more

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Do your breasts look and feel natural after breast augmentation?

Do your breasts look and feel natural after breast augmentation?

Absolutely, but...: Looking natural depends on the eye of the beholder. Breast implants are just like fashion accessories, most women pick what looks good on them! a natural feel depends on the a) size of the implant; b) silicone gel or saline; c) your own breast volume. The smaller the implant and the larger your own breast, the more natural the look and feel. Also, in general silicone gel is softer than saline. ...Read more

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Is axiliary breast tissue a symptom for breast cancer?

Is axiliary breast tissue a  symptom for breast cancer?

Not usually: Some women have breast tissue under their arms that enlarges when they become pregnant, or occasionally during the menstrual cycle. Cancer is unusual, but not unheard of. If a lump persists, have it checked. ...Read more

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Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

A bra or support: The only way to truly lift the breast without surgery is by using a bra or some form of external support such as adhesive tape or supports. There is no magic wand. ...Read more

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Breast pain normal at age 23? No history of breast cancer

Better sports bra: It could be that you need a better sports bra for support. Find a place that does a good fitting for bra, or consider a sports bra. If you have pain in a specific area see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Do breast implants weight more than breast tissue?

Do breast implants weight more than breast tissue?

Yes: Saline implants are somewhat heavier (for an equal volume) than breast tissue. Silicone implants have a very similar weight to natural breast tissue. ...Read more

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Could breast enlargement pump really work to increase breast size?

Could breast enlargement pump really work to increase breast size?

Temporary: Use of suction pumps can provide a short term fullness increase due to engorgement of blood vessels in the area under pressure. This will not last, as the breast tissues typically quickly return to pre-existing levels. Some use brava pumps to help with breast reconstruction after mastectomies, but when suction removed, fat grafting is placed immediately to provide the structural support needed. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly gain weight after tummy tuck and breast uplift surgery?

Could someone possibly gain weight after tummy tuck and breast uplift surgery?

Absolutely: Cosmetic surgery changes proportions and body shape, but it is not weight loss surgery. If you eat too much, you will gain weight, regardless. ...Read more

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