After breast cancer operation, what medications do you have to take?

Br CA meds. That depends. If tumor er+ you may be offered antiestrogen pill for 5-10 yrs. Chemo is a medicine that may be needed mostly IV but some are oral. Medical oncologist will help you decide what's next.

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Breast reconstruction after breast cancer. Why can't I find a doctor to take my medicade? I am trying to have breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer.

Sorry . Sorry about your issue here. I am not familiar with your medicaid policy. I do accept medicare here in california. It is ironic, though, that the government frequently speaks of medicare cutbacks. However, doctors often make very little profit or even lose money while treating medicare patients. People frequently view doctors as eternally wealthy. However, with the cost of malpractice insurance, office rent, and staffing, the cost to run a practice is high. And one can only continue to practice for so long when making little or no profit. Unfortunately, there is more and more business administration in medicine than there ever has been. Though we don't like to view health care as a business, it certainly plays a role. Keep looking. You will find help. It may just take time and effort. Good luck! Read more...
Breast . Breast reconstruction is federally mandated as a medical necessity and therefore covered by insurance, no matter what coverage you have incluidnh medicaid. The problem is that not all doctors accept medicaid. You will need to call around to local plastic surgeons to find one that will be willing to take care of you. You can check with your primary physician for a recommendation but ulimately it will be up to the individual surgeon. Read more...
Difficult problems. This is a difficult problem as more and more hospitals are turning away medicaid patients as the cost to treat them is much more than the reimbursement by medicaid. Saying that- keep searching. Our cancer center in orlando does accept medicaid. Call 321-841-7090 to find out more. Read more...
Breast cancer. I am very sorry to hear this. Each state is different. Please search locally for resources for breast cancer survivors. There may be funds or other resources available though a nonprofit or other organization that can help you. Read more...
Sad commentary. -Medicaid rations care; doctors under compensated; patients struggle. Health reforms aren't national, vary state by state. Ethically should be same everywhere. Read more...

My friend is diagnosed with breast cancer & went for surgery. Is now under chemotherapy. Can she take graviola tree products alongside? Side effects?

Unproven. Many herbal remedies are touted as cancer cures, but are not, and they should not be considered a substitute for treatment proven to be effective. Graviola fruit appearantly is used to make juice in areas where it grows. There are reports the seeds can be dangerous and can cause parkinson's disease. An extract of the fruit can inhibit breast cancer cells in culture, but no proof in humans. Read more...
Graviola. It would not be a standard recommendation! although there is excitement about graviola tree, using it along with chemo can be counterproductive as antioxidants in graviola may interact with chemo to make it less effective! after chemo and radiation is completed, it can be used but in moderation. Read more...
Ask. Ask your treating physicians. There are some vitamins and supplements that interfere with cancer therapies making them less effective. Read more...

What amount to do operation for breast cancer cost?

It depends! There are different operations. A lumpectomy removes a part of the breast, while a mastectomy removes the whole breast. Lymph nodes might also need to be removed. Costs are different for every operation and different between every hospital, so this is something to ask and get in writing. But for a ballpark, a mastectomy can cost between $10,000 and $50,000! Read more...

Can you tell me if that breast cancer operation is compulsory?

Each person is. Different. There are a number of different types of surgery for breast cancer to include: lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, total mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy and radical mastectomy. You need to meet with your surgeon/ oncologist to determine what type of surgery is recommended as well as the risks if you have surgery versus the risks if you don't have surgery. Read more...

After a breast cancer diagnosis, how long before the operation and/or treatment can start?

Variable. This is a very common question and concern. It is highly variable. The tendency (for obvious reasons) is for most patients to want surgery/therapy immediately. However, one of the most important aspects of proper mgmt is to completely evaluate and stage the cancer...Which can prolong surgery/therapy a month or more. While unsettling, this has proven to ultimately improve the long term results. Read more...

If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

Breast ca. Yes. Both men and women get breast cancer. The shutting off of the ovaries will decrease the estrogen production but the testosterone shots have their own issues. Regardless, the risk is still there. Read more...
Possibly. I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation. Read more...