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 Asked: 3/22/2017 I had breast reconstruction Feb 13th. I had Silicone breast implants put in.
 Asked: 3/21/2017 Can I have implant based reconstruction three years after mastectomy and radiation?
 Asked: 3/21/2017 I had a radical mastectomy done 21 years ago + chemo + radiation.
 Asked: 2/21/2017 confused about how much skin is used of a diep flap when there is already skin from the skin sparing bi lateral mx- (had silicone...
 Asked: 2/5/2017 what type of breast reconstruction can I have when surgery was done 26 years ago?
 Asked: 1/27/2017 Hi I have been offered a reconstruction from the inner thigh, how does this compare with taking from the upper buttock area? thank you,
 Asked: 1/9/2017 I had a double mastectomy 19 years ago.
 Asked: 12/14/2016 Hi - I had a bilateral skin and nipple sparing mastectomy with expanders in May 2015.
 Asked: 10/17/2016 Do you offer any delayed reconstruction options for obese(bmi over 40) patients who have had radiation after mastectomy?
 Asked: 10/6/2016 I had partial mastectomy 5 years ago for DCIS and small amount of invasive cancer was found as well.
 Asked: 9/11/2016 I am now 3 months out from acute treatments (surgery, chemo and rads).
 Asked: 6/12/2016 I had a lumpectomy in October2014 followed by chemotherapy and radiation.
 Asked: 6/3/2016 I am considering a DIEP flap after having had a mastectomy of my right breast.
 Asked: 5/17/2016 Thank you for your previous reply. I didn''t have radiation.
 Asked: 5/11/2016 I have multicentric bc and scheduled to have oncoplasty in two weeks.
 Asked: 5/8/2016 I had delayed bilateral breasts reconstruction with expanders and textured shaped silicone implants after bilateral modified radical mastectomies.
 Asked: 4/26/2016 I had a TRAM reconstructions 12 years ago.
 Asked: 4/20/2016 Had a lumpectomy for atypical ductal hyperplasia.
 Asked: 4/14/2016 Is it more likely to detect metastasis earlier when you do not have reconstruction?
 Asked: 3/31/2016 I chose no recon for my unilateral mast scheduled on 4/5.
 Asked: 3/27/2016 Having delayed breasts reconstruction (expanders + shaped silicone implants)after modified radical mastectomies 2 years ago, would it offer the same results than inmediate breasts reconstruction?..
 Asked: 3/22/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy over 7 years ago.
 Asked: 1/24/2016 I had a silicone breast implant inserted about 3 years ago in conjunction with a latissimus dorsi flap after mastectomy.
 Asked: 12/3/2015 I had a left simple mastectomy 12 years ago with tissue expander and then permanent silicone implant in 2 stages 6 years ago and have...
 Asked: 11/18/2015 I was diagnosed with a stage 0 DCIS and had a single skin and nipple sparing mastectomy of my right breast on October 8, 2015.
 Asked: 10/12/2015 Is it still okay to have reconstruction without tissue expanders in place? Had a double mastectomy, chemo and just finished my radiation.
 Asked: 10/12/2015 If there is an expander in place but you are planning on have the reconstruction after chemo and radiation, can the doctor "pump" your breast...
 Asked: 10/9/2015 I am going back and forth of getting an areola tattoo since March.
 Asked: 10/5/2015 I was dx and treated for stage 3 infiltrating lobular breast cancer .
 Asked: 9/28/2015 Can I have radiation if I have an expander in place that contains metal? If not, is it possible to change to one with...
 Asked: 9/27/2015 First a thank you to Lillie. I am 2 & 1/2 years post bilateral mastectomies.
 Asked: 9/27/2015 I recently had a right tissue expander (explanted 4 years ago due to infection) replaced with a shaped implant and consulted with an infectious disease...
 Asked: 9/22/2015 I had a mastectomy in January 2014 followed by chemo and radiation.
 Asked: 9/16/2015 I chose mastectomy for clinical stage 1 breast cancer because of strong breast cancer family history (as well as numerous other cancers).
 Asked: 9/10/2015 I am 9 months post acute Guillian Barre (GBS) and still recovering.
 Asked: 8/19/2015 I have tissue expanders in and the plastic surgeon would like to perform the second surgery of putting in the implants, my question is how...
 Asked: 7/19/2015 I had a complete mastectomy 8 yes ago,is it too late to do reconstruction? Will recovery be horrible? Thank you, Susan.
 Asked: 6/7/2015 My question is related to delayed reconstruction versus immediate reconstruction.
 Asked: 6/7/2015 I had a left mastectomy in 3/14.
 Asked: 5/1/2015 Follow up on obese women and reconstruction: Thank you for such a swift response.
 Asked: 5/1/2015 Why can''t "obese" women get DIEP or implant breast reconstruction? What are the options for them? I am 38 pounds overweight.
 Asked: 4/22/2015 Can I have a secessful surgery after removal of an implant, infected so bad that it actually popped and fluid gushed out.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 What are the cosmetic difference between a delayed DIEP and a non-delayed DIEP?
 Asked: 4/5/2015 I am wondering, after so much pain with a left Breast mastectomy, as to whether I should wait until after chemo and radiation to do...
 Asked: 3/23/2015 I''m currently undergoing single delayed breast reconstruction.
 Asked: 2/24/2015 In 2005 I had a lumpectomy on my right breast and 2006 I had a mastectomy on my left breast after my lumpectomy a...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 I had a lumpectomy, followed by radiation, over 6 years ago.
 Asked: 2/1/2015 Follow-up to my question of 12/16, and your same day answer (thank you!): I am almost 3 weeks post-op after lumpectomy at Johns Hopkins, L...
 Asked: 1/31/2015 I am a breast cancer patient, Dr.
 Asked: 1/1/2015 I had total left mastectomy in 2007 and I was wondering is it safe to do reconstruction?
 Asked: 12/28/2014 I met Lillie at the Navigator conference in Charlotte this past year .
 Asked: 12/27/2014 I had a double mastectomy in 2012....I''m having delayed 2 step implant Breast reconstruction in 2 weeks.
 Asked: 12/21/2014 I am a 44 yr old female who just had a mastectomy on my right breast on 12/8/14.
 Asked: 12/16/2014 I met with my surgeon and radiation team at JHU Breast Center yesterday, so planning lumpectomy of small (looks like 1 cm on mammograms) DCIS...
 Asked: 11/17/2014 I keep hearing that it is ok to have radiation done over tissue expanders.
 Asked: 11/7/2014 Help! I have a stage 2A breast cancer and am BRCA 2+.
 Asked: 11/4/2014 Hi, I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago with 8 courses of chemo and 35 radiation therapies.
 Asked: 11/1/2014 I had a double mastectomy 9 years ago and a lumpectomy, radiation and chemo on the right breast 20 years ago.
 Asked: 10/27/2014 I had breast reconstruction in 2012 with a latissimus dorsi flap and implant.
 Asked: 10/9/2014 It has come to my attention that a Dr.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had left breast ca (E+, HER2+).
 Asked: 9/4/2014 I had a single mastectomy at a breast center that didn''t offer staged reconstruction.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Hi! Thank you for taking your time to anwwer my doubts.
 Asked: 8/29/2014 I had a bilateral masectomy April 7 th 2014 and I am schedule for tissue expander to start the reconstruction process on sept 24-2024.
 Asked: 8/16/2014 I am over two years out from a lumpectomy, breast reduction and whole breast radiation.
 Asked: 8/14/2014 I am a 68 year old 4 year breast cancer survivor who chose to have a mastectomy for a stage 1, grade 1 cancer.
 Asked: 8/10/2014 I have had a double mastectomy and afterwords I noticed that the upper chest area is concave on both sides.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 My mom had her mastectomy today, and she was kind of crushed seeing herself without her breast.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 what are the chances of an infection in a breast implant after mastectomy? Mine got infected 6 months after the exchange operation and I had...
 Asked: 6/28/2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer 9 years ago.
 Asked: 6/22/2014 I had breast cancer 15 years ago & had lymph nodes removed also had 6 months of chemo & 3weeks of radio therapy.
 Asked: 5/19/2014 Mastectomy on 3/4/2014. Tissue expander to be placed on 6/3/2014.
 Asked: 5/16/2014 I was diagnosed with DCIS on left breast and had lumpectomy 2 weeks ago to be followed by radiation next month.
 Asked: 5/12/2014 I was diagnosed with grade 2 infiltrating ductal carcinoma (.9 cm) in my right breast with a small component of solid ductal carcinoma in situ...
 Asked: 4/19/2014 My stage III cancer was in 2001.
 Asked: 4/15/2014 I had been diagnosed with breast cancer on my right side and did a lumpectomy and had radiation on the right breast.
 Asked: 4/12/2014 I had 16 axillary nodes & a sentinel node removed when I had a modified radical mastectomy 15 years ago.I since developed lymphedema in my...
 Asked: 3/21/2014 I hope I can get some answers.
 Asked: 3/14/2014 Does DIEP use tissue expanders? I have had double mastectomy, had quite a go with post mastectomy pain syndrome and after three years, it has...
 Asked: 3/6/2014 hello there, I had breast reconstruction with expander implant on my left breast, 3 month ago! but, my breast is still stronger and little smaller then...
 Asked: 2/25/2014 I am 34 years old and was dx stage 2A in 2012.
 Asked: 2/14/2014 In your experience what is the best outcome for reconstruction using the Becker method or the 2 stage of an expander and then implant? When...
 Asked: 2/11/2014 Hi I had an LD flap reconstruction 6 weeks ago and now have a seroma on my back which my surgeon thinks contains about 150mls of fluid.
 Asked: 2/6/2014 I had a masectotomy in 1996. I am now 59 years old and cancer free.
 Asked: 1/27/2014 I am a 49 year old women that had delayed reconstruction after chemo, mastectomy and radiation on left side.
 Asked: 1/15/2014 My friend had a DIEP flap and one side failed due to vascular issues, it delayed her chemo by 10 weeks but she finished her...
 Asked: 1/14/2014 Had Breast Cancer Stage 2, 1 Lymph node positive on right breast.
 Asked: 1/5/2014 I am 69 years old and had bilateral mastectomies 3/13 for stage 0 cancer.
 Asked: 12/28/2013 What percentage of women opt for delayed reconstruction?
 Asked: 12/13/2013 I am 39 years old and completed 25 rounds of radiation 9 months ago and am looking to have reconstruction surgery on the radiated side...
 Asked: 12/9/2013 Hello, Just read about fat grafting. What would make one a good candidate vs a bad candidate for fat grafting? What are possible complications? Thank you!
 Asked: 12/4/2013 Dear Lillie, Why is it that you support the diep flat for breast reconstruction and not the fat grafting technique which sounds a lot easier and...
 Asked: 12/3/2013 Dear Lily, Two years after my radical mastectomy ,chemo and radiation I am looking into reconstruction.Since It turns out that I am Brac1 positive,my doctors here...
 Asked: 12/2/2013 I had a double mastectomy with radiation and would like to know which is a better choice for reconstruction- diep or fat grafting? Does fat...
 Asked: 11/19/2013 I''m on my third implant since 2005 after breast reconstruction and have read that some doctors are performing total breast reconstruction using fat transfer alone
 Asked: 11/11/2013 I am considering inner thigh reconstruction. I had surgery in May without an expander.
 Asked: 10/29/2013 I had a lumpectomy 1.5 years ago for stage 2A invasive lobular breast cancer (2.2 cm and 1 cm - 4 cm apart) in my right breast.
 Asked: 10/26/2013 I am 10 yrs out from having mastectomy with tram flap reconstruction.
 Asked: 10/15/2013 I noted some articles indicate that surgery in and of itself can stimulate bc cells ( even those in the blood) to grow.
 Asked: 10/13/2013 I had a mastectomy 6 months ago and two months later found the cancer had spread to several places on both my spine and pelvic bones.

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