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What is double mastectomy like?

What is double mastectomy like?

Check out the : Cancer survivors network on-line to hear first hand. ...Read more

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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What happens during a mastectomy?

What happens during a mastectomy?

Removal of breast: Removal of breast tissue and some adjacent tissues depending on the type of mastectomy. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mastectomy fitter?

Bra/Prosthesisexpert: Specially trained person in bra and external partial or full form prosthesis measurement and fitting swim suits and usually a great source of information on life after cancer - she maybe herself a survivor. ...Read more

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Im to have a mastectomy. What can I expect?

Serious: The diagnosis is serious, and complete evaluation is important. There are lumpectomies, simple mastectomies, and extended node dissection mastectomies. Get the full plan, and risks and benefits from your surgeon. Breast is soft tissue with generally good tissue planes allowing relatively technically safe and reliable procedures. Bruising, swelling, and some pain are expected and controlled. ...Read more

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What are the psych effects of having a mastectomy?

What are the psych effects of having a mastectomy?

Tough question: The answer is more complex than can be discussed in this brief space. Suffice to say mastectomy poses a massive challenge to one's psychological balance. The effects depend on the individual, of course, and some women will get to an even better place in terms of mental health. Family love & support, personal strategies for positive mindset, and professional help are all warranted. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of a mastectomy bra?

Maintainyour figure: If you mean mast. Bra and external prothesis -it is to maintain your figure after mastectomy they also make partial implants for filling out partial mastectomy voids ...... Downside hot, itchy in the summer-colder than you in the winter and expensive needing to be changed yearly but most insurance companies pay for them. ...Read more

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Why would there be a stigma attached to a mastectomy?

There isn't: The only "stigma" to mastectmy would be a personal reason of cosmesis from the patient herself, or possibly her own personal concerns as to how a mastectomy may impact her personal relationships. It is a highly personal issue. Plastic surgery reconstructions are performed for those who wish cosmetic replacements. ...Read more

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Who should have a preventative mastectomy?

High Risk Patients: Women who have already developed breast cancer in one breast and have a strong family history of the disease. Women who have a positive result from genetic testing are candidates. Genetic testing can identify if you have mutations in genes that increase your risk of breast cancer or other cancers such as ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of preventative mastectomy?

Risk and age: Combine one's risk with the years of life left to live, then the benefit of prevention is worthwhile. Genetic tests can help determine risk, but before that your family history is also a factor. Will mammography help, some women have dense and hard to screen breasts, combine with high risk and prevention can be life saving... ...Read more

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Could mastectomy involve nipple removal?

Yes: Many times mastectomy means removal of the nipple. There is a nipple sparing mastectomy that can be done. I would suggest this be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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