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How Is A Subcutaneous Mastectomy Different From A Normal Mastectomy
No skin removal: A subcutaneous mastectomy removes as much breast tissue as possible without removing any skin of the breast. This may sometimes be performed on women who are at high-risk for breast cancer to lower their risk; it is not an acceptable surgical treatment of breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The hypodermis, also called the hypoderm, subcutaneous tissue, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome ...Read more
52 years with no family history of breast cancer underwent bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy and histopathology showed on the right side ductal carcin?
Possible: I am not sure why was the bilateral mastectomy performed from the begging to start with but Ductal carcinoma in situ is a precancerous condition and it is not uncommon to find in women of your age. You must follow up with an oncologist to see if further intervention like hormonal thrapy is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?
Normal: It is perfectly acceptable to have a mastectomy on an outpatient basis. The patient needs to be healthy and have a responsible adult with them at home. We send people home the same days after procedures such as a cholecystectomy. You will have a drain but it is easy to manage. You will be more comfortable at home and sleep better. ...Read more
Varies: Some persons have very good tissue, and others may not. If fluid is expected, drains of closed system variety are placed and removed when volume of drainage decreases or stops. The incision(s) may be sutured, stapled or glued and have needs of management or removal at 10- 14 days based on surgeon preference and tissue appearance. ...Read more
After nipple sparing mastectomy is it normal for nipple to get scabby and dark (i wouldn't say it is black)?
NotNormalButCommon: The challenge of nipple-sparing mastectomy is to remove as much tissue under the nipple without compromising its blood supply; what you are describing is a consequence of the latter. While it may be too early to tell, the nipple may end up ok. When this happens under my care, i advise applying neosporin every 4 hrs while awake--check w/your surgeon what they recommend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have a mastectomy and radiation therapy afterwards, rather than the other way around?
This can be normal: If a patient has mastectomy and the lesion was large or had many nodes involved this is followed by chemo then radiation. If the patient had a lumpectomy then radiation they would not need mastectomy. However if later on it recurs one can still have a mastectomy. This does not happen often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should I feel back to normal after preventive mastectomy with implants done right away ? When should I be able to lift 25 lb toddler?
Wife had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction two days ago. Is having back pain...Is this normal? Insicions are clean. Drains emptied on schedul
Chemo for --- ibc marginally successful. Then mastectomy, 7 lymph nodes positive. Now the surgeon wants rad, onc wants different chemo. Help!
Yes for rad: Definitely you should get an adjuvant radiation therapy following mastectomy. As per- chemo- if you get chemo first before surgery and unfortunately the response is only marginal- that indicates that your cancer is likely is resistant to chemo.So, adding more chemo post mastetcomy doubtfully will give you any benefit. Is this er+ or er-? If this is er+- then you should get aromatase inhibitor. ...Read more
Post mastectomy drainage still draining about 60 cc a day after 6 days.
Still some swelling but no infection. Is this normal?
Not uncommon : No one likes the drain, but it really is a problem if it's removed too early. Hang in there. Your surgeon will remove it when it's ready. ...Read more
Axillary lymph node dissection 2008/ lumpectomy, then bi-lateral mastectomy. The left side still painful at the site of sentinel. Is this normal?
I had previously mastectomy of left breast 5 years ago & have been getting Depo- Pravera shot now I'm diagnosed with 2 liver cancer is that normal?why
I'm having acute pain from my radical mastectomy surgery wednesday. Normal? I have high risk breast cancer
If i test positive for brac gene mutation i get mastectomy with breast implantsin same surgery . How long would be in hospital ? How long until normal
VARIES: Treatment varies from hospital to hospital as well as physician to physician. Most surgeons and hospitals will do the mastectomies and reconstructions on the same day. Length of time for hospitalization and full recovery varies with the type of surgery and reconstruction done. Take it one step at a time. Get the brca test done first and see what the results show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a trans guy researching surgeries. my breasts are at a 36 d and i dont know whether i should get a mastectomy or just a reduction.
Two hours on average: The actual length of the operation depends on the type of mastectomy performed and the type of lymph node procedure that is performed at the same time. Immediate reconstruction (if planned) must also be factored in. But in general, the mastectomy operation takes about 2 hours with wound closure taking up about 1/4 of the time. ...Read more
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