Is massive pleural effusion in one lung high risk for mastectomy for breast cancer?

Determine cause. The cause of pleural effusion has to be determined whether it is reactive, may have been due to heart or treatment received, or spread of disease wherein a different treatment modality may be considered, or infectious wherein immunomodulating treatments and surgeries may have to be delayed.

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I have breast cancer in the family and high risk. Offered double mastectomy, should I get it?

Good question. But not enough info to say. If you had proper counseling and your risk is very high (eg. Brca mutation or other significant risk factors) mastectomies are an option but some patients can do ok with increased surveillance (mris) plus preventative tamoxifen or even removal of the ovaries. There are too many unknowns for me to answer properly. Make sure you see someone with expertise in this area. Read more...

I'm having acute pain from my radical mastectomy surgery wednesday. Normal? I have high risk breast cancer

Pain after surgery. You r expected to have some pain, often worse 2-3 days following the procedure because of inflammation of the traumatized tissues. If if the pain is too severe, you should contact your surgeon for instruction...Possible increase of pain meds or re-eval for possible infection etc...I wish you well on your course to recovery! good luck.. Read more...
Not normal. Acute pain, post-surgery is not normal. Contact your doctor. "high risk" breast cancer is no reason for acute pain. Read more...
Call your surgeon. It is normal to have some level of pain for the next few weeks after your sugery. I recommend you contact your surgeon and be evaluated. Read more...

I had breast cancer a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

Yes, and... Rather than worry, get right to your surgeon or other physician you trust and get a definitive diagnosis for the bumps. They may be something as simple as histoplasmosis (the pesky fungus all of us get in kansas), or they may be one of the common ways in which breast cancer spreads. If the latter, it should still be manageable often for many more good years, but act now. Read more...
While these are. Quite tiny, this appears ominous. It would help to know the facts at dx: tumor size, nodal status; er, pr, her-2-neu status. These would influence probabilities. Some treatment, particularly taxanes, can cause pulmonary findings. Go over this with you team, primarily medical oncologist. Read more...

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 I had radical bilateral mastectomy chemo and radiation I had metastasis to the rib in 2006 and 2010 recent biopsy of lymph nodes on the left upper chest near my clavicle and neck showed adenocarcinoma what treatm

Chemo and/or radiati. Your case is too complicated for a simple answer. You need to be in a cancer center where your treatment can be tailored to what your specific case requires. Sorry i can't provide more info. Read more...
Many options. I agree with the other answer: need more information. You may need hormonal, chemo and/or biologic treatment. Many good chances to get better. Good luck! Read more...

Mom had breast cancer, I used to drink a lot, I took birth control, Etc. I feel like my risk of breast ca is incredibly high. Prophylactic mastectomy?

Not necessarily . Alcohol consumption over certain level may increase your risk to some degree and obviously family history does too but I would not go crazy thinking it's "incredibly high". I suggest you talk to your doc and ask to see a specialist in risk assessment to get a better estimate of your risk and maybe some tips on how to reduce it. Don't live in fear, my friend. Best to you. . Read more...
Breast Cancer Risk. The National Cancer Institute has an interactive breast cancer risk assessment tool. Check it out at: http://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/ Read more...
Not necessary. it is good that you quit drinking. I would suggest you to be active, regular exercise. consume healthy and well balanced diet. avoid obesity. don't drink alcohol and don't smoke. majority of breast cancer is sporadic and only minority is hereditary/familial. prophylactic mastectomy is optional if your risk for breast cancer is very significant for instance if you carry the BRCA 1/2 gene mutation. Read more...
Speak to doctor. I recommend you find a breast center in your area and get a risk assessment. They will also determine if you are a candidate for genetic testing. Read more...