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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Individualized item: A mastectomy bra is usually fitted by a lady who is a trained specialist and is able to measure each patient and determine their size and options. It can hold a breast prosthesis for cosmetic purposes and can help in recovery after mastectomy surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are post mastectomy bras. Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your needs. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. It is worth the effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rather than just: Ordering on-line, would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra stored can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Once wound heals: May take 3 wks , in some may take longer speak to your surgeon. ...Read more
After a mastectomy: Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. There are many comfortable ; attractive mastectomy bras. It is worth the effort. ...Read more
There are bra: Specialty stores that can help you to find the optimum bra for you as well as teaching you how to wear it. ...Read more
If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
Immediate breast rec: The benefits of immediate reconstruction include the amount of skin available to cover a flap, or implants, the reduced number of surgeries, the psychological benefit, and perhaps, superior cosmetics. The downside is a higher risk of complications, and possible changes in therapy, such as radiation, based on the final pathology, that may affect the quality of the reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My mother has stage 4 rare breast cancer, just got double mastectomy, i've read about the incredible benefits of coq10, input?
Be careful: Coq10 benefits for treating cancer are low. The data and research have been with chemotherapy or hormone therapy based on the hormone receptor status of the tumor. Using coq10 with chemotherapy not a lot of data. This should be discussed with her oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same as 1 side: I highly encourage you to have this discussion with your surgeon. He or she will discuss the risks and benefits (if they do not--request it). The risks for mastectomy depend on the type of mastectomy and if reconstruction is involved. In general for all surgeries, the risks are bleeding, infection, pain and possible lymphedema. For more specifics, call your surgeon. ...Read more
Unpleasant: Mastectomy is done for tumors of the breast. It is not something looked forward to. The result depends upon the extent of the tumor, adjacent spread and the need for chemotherapy and radiation. Unless there is reconstruction, it leaves a flat covering of skin where there used to be protrusion. Most have simultaneous reconstruction which can be very cosmetically helpful. ...Read more
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