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I have newly formed scars with small blisters forming from necrosis on breatst after a mastectomy ?

I have newly formed scars with small blisters forming from necrosis on breatst after a mastectomy ?

Observe wound care: Depending on the wound tension and potential for infection, observation is typically advised with a topical cream such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Healing will likely ensue, possibly with a slightly wider scar. In other instances of obvious tissue necrosis, your surgeon may elect to excise the compromised tissue either early or in a delayed fashion. Keep in close contact with your surgeon to monitor wound. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Is mastectomy only way for me to get rid of painful scar tissue and cysts inside my breasts?

Is mastectomy only way for me to get rid of painful scar tissue and cysts inside my breasts?

Possibly: But seek opinion of breast surgeon. Subcutaneous mastectomy and implants may be a choice depending on he specific anatomy. ...Read more

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10 yr bc survivor . Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall. What's the difference of lung and chest wall? Scar tissue fm mastectomy ?

10 yr  bc survivor . Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall.  What's the difference of lung and chest wall?  Scar tissue  fm mastectomy ?

Need Further Work-Up: The chest wall refers to the ribcage and muscles that cover them; the lungs are within the rib cage. A solid nodule in either location, especially if it is new, requires further testing & possible biopsy to determine if it is cancerous or scar tissue; this should begin with a (pet) ct to determine exactly where this nodule is. ...Read more

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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

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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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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more