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 Asked: 12/31/2018 Having rotator cuff surgery on left arm for a complete tear.
 Asked: 12/3/2018 I have lymphedema in one arm and after massage by lymphedema physical therapist my same side breast is swollen.
 Asked: 11/6/2018 What are the exercises recommended the first week after prevent lymphedema ,, when to restart housework ...
 Asked: 10/17/2018 had mastectomy in 2000 and 7 nodes removed.
 Asked: 10/11/2018 I attended a breast cancer support group and many of the patients developed lymphedema several years after treatment.
 Asked: 10/9/2018 I had a bilateral mastectomy in 2015 with only 1 lymph node removed,.
 Asked: 10/1/2018 I just asked a question today, whether you have seen in your experience, lymphedema in any part of the body other than arms and legs.
 Asked: 9/24/2018 I had mastectomy of the right breast removed and 26 auxiliary lymph nodes removed march 21, 2018.
 Asked: 9/24/2018 Hi I had breast cancer surgery in 2014 left breast stage 1 and the removal of a cluster of lymph nodes as well.
 Asked: 9/17/2018 Thank You for the quick response However I still don''t know what to do since they had a difficult time accessing the veins in my feet...
 Asked: 9/14/2018 Had Lumpectomy rt breast 1996. #2 out of 11 were cancerous.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 9 months after surgery, 2 lymph nodes removed.
 Asked: 8/31/2018 My forearm is swollen. I had breast cancer treatment Two years ago with sentinel nodes removed on same side.
 Asked: 8/31/2018 I am 3 months out of a lumpectomy i had triple neg.invasive carcinoma.
 Asked: 8/21/2018 I need to have rotter cuff surgery on both shoulders, I also had breast cancer on both breast 20 years and the other 15years.
 Asked: 8/3/2018 I had breast cancer 6 years ago and had a mastectomy of my left breast.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 I had 15 lymph nodes removed (1 sentinel node positive) under my left arm for Stage 2a breast cancer 6 years ago along with a...
 Asked: 7/26/2018 It is advised that blood pressure and blood drawing not be done on the side of the arm that had lumpectomy.
 Asked: 7/25/2018 Is there a test for confirming lymphedema? I have small bulge at my midsection, just above where one would wear a belt.It''s about 1...
 Asked: 7/23/2018 I have had bilateral mastectomy, have lymphedema in left arm.
 Asked: 7/10/2018 I have lymphedema that has been maintained by CDT and use of my garment.
 Asked: 5/29/2018 I had DCIS in left breast with some lymph nodes removed 19 years ago.
 Asked: 5/14/2018 4/2007 Lumpectomy right breast. Followed by chemo/radiation because speck in Sentinal.
 Asked: 4/20/2018 My HMO doesn’t have a breast rehab program.
 Asked: 4/20/2018 I have pain and restricted use of my post lumpectomy and axillary surgery arm.
 Asked: 4/17/2018 What is the state of current opinion on whether axillary reverse mapping actually helps reduce the risk of lymphedema after ALND? Thanks very much.
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Thursday I had a very large lymph node removed in my groin.
 Asked: 4/5/2018 I have had a 1st stage BC with 15 nodes removed.
 Asked: 3/23/2018 Just curious about patient who had lymphedema 8 years after mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/19/2018 I developed lymphedema in my left arm 8 years following a mastectomy.
 Asked: 2/22/2018 Hello - About 11 months ago, I had a lumpectomy with 18 LN removed, Stage IIIa.
 Asked: 2/21/2018 Should I wear a lymphodema sleeve to fly to prevent lymphodema.
 Asked: 2/11/2018 I am 16 years out from stage 1 BC at age 51.
 Asked: 2/2/2018 I had 5 sentinel nodes removed. Does this increase risk of lymphedema? It seems that most sentinel nodes vary from 1 to 3.
 Asked: 2/2/2018 Can I have a mammogram if I have lymphedema.
 Asked: 1/31/2018 Hi Lillie, I’ve had pain in my right arm since my core biopsy, lumpectomy, SNB, and radiation.
 Asked: 1/13/2018 Recently had prophylactic bilateral Mascetomy January 9, 2018 Lumpectomy And three Sentinel nodes removed December 15th 2015 right side Triplle positive stage one Radiation and...
 Asked: 11/26/2017 I had a lumpectomy on my right breast 10 years ago with 19 lymph nodes removed, 2 of them + for CA.
 Asked: 11/21/2017 I just had a bilateral mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 10/18/2017 My mom just had surgery today to repair an aneurysm on her aorta.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 I had a lumpectomy 14 years ago on my right breast and from time to time I get this "tingling" sensation.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I made a neck CT .findings axillary and cervical lymphadenopathy .the largest axillary lymph nodes are on the left measure 1.9 x3.1 cm there are...
 Asked: 8/25/2017 I have had a bilateral mastectomy 5 months ago.
 Asked: 8/24/2017 I have ILC at the age of 47.
 Asked: 7/22/2017 Should any precautions be taken to prevent lymphedema when taking a long plane flight about 9 hours long, if no lymphedema problems so far after...
 Asked: 7/22/2017 I am a 16 year cancer survivor.
 Asked: 7/3/2017 I had a mastectomy on my right side 7 years ago with a sentinel node biopsy and a recent elective left side mastectomy with no...
 Asked: 6/21/2017 Can you have a torn rotor cup repaired in arm if you had 17 lymph nodes removed in same arm? .
 Asked: 6/19/2017 I''m having a double mastectomy after having had DCIS and IDC in my left breast and LCIS in my right breast.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 A couple of years ago I had mastectomy and ALND.
 Asked: 6/6/2017 On March 6, 2017 I had a bilateral mastectomy with 4 nodes removed each side.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 I had stage II ductal Carcinoma on Left side of the Breast, ended up having bilateral mastectomy + 4 sentinel lymph node removal (Left side).
 Asked: 5/26/2017 My father was diagnosed with Lymphoma stage 4.
 Asked: 5/15/2017 Hello. Two and a half years ago, I had a lumpectomy with 3 sentinel nodes removed.
 Asked: 5/15/2017 I was treated for stage 2 breast cancer in 2003.
 Asked: 5/12/2017 blood draws and hbp checks after bi-lateral mastectomy: where .
 Asked: 5/9/2017 Had double mastectomy 2 weeks ago. Pathology report and surgeon said there was a failure of localization of the sentinel node.
 Asked: 5/2/2017 I had a lumpectomy on left breast for stage 1A cancer.
 Asked: 4/28/2017 I had dmx 6/16.rt breast had 15 nodes removed with 1 mm cancer in sentinal node and incidental in 1 axillary node.
 Asked: 4/25/2017 I am 68 years old and have lymphedema in my right arm it is about 3 times the size of my left.
 Asked: 4/23/2017 I had my lymph notes removed from my rm due to Breast CA 27 yrs.
 Asked: 4/2/2017 I have lymphedema (post breast cancer surgery, chemo and radiation).
 Asked: 3/27/2017 I think I have Lymphedema but it has not been diagnosed.
 Asked: 3/26/2017 I am 14 months out from BMX and ALND.
 Asked: 3/19/2017 My husband was diagnosed with lymphedema two years ago in both legs.
 Asked: 3/13/2017 I have lymphedema from lymph node removal and surgical trauma from treatment for melanoma.
 Asked: 3/12/2017 Thank you for all that you do...4 weeks post op lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy and experiencing cording under my arm,4 nodes removed.
 Asked: 3/10/2017 A little over two years ago I had a lumpectomy at Johns Hopkins and radiation at my local hospital for carcinoma in sutu.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 i had a modified radical masctecomy with the removal of 23 lymph nodes in 2005.
 Asked: 2/14/2017 I asked this question but did not expalain myself correctly.
 Asked: 2/13/2017 I had 3 auxillary nodes removed 1/9/2017.
 Asked: 2/9/2017 Is it safe for me to have an EMG after breast and lymp node cancer I broke my wrist and possible nerve damage .
 Asked: 1/31/2017 I had 3 auxillary lymphnodes removed all clear no breast cancer or lymphoma.
 Asked: 1/26/2017 My question is about cording. I was diagnosed with Stage 1A BC in 2015 and had a lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy (which was negative)- they removed 3 nodes.
 Asked: 1/6/2017 I just asked about "small residual seroma" and lypmhedema.
 Asked: 1/6/2017 "Small residual seroma left at the surgical site", does that mean lyphedema? If not, does it tend to go away by itself? Is anything need...
 Asked: 1/2/2017 I have had lymphedema (post mastectomy) since 2003 and have to have rotator cuff surgery on the lymphedema arm.
 Asked: 12/30/2016 I had blood drawn out from the arm that had 16 lymph nodes removed (all clear) during right mastectomy.
 Asked: 12/20/2016 Diagnosed with R breast invasive ductal carcinoma, 1.3 cm.
 Asked: 12/19/2016 If I had lymph nodes removed on both sides and they won''t draw blood from my feet, where should I have blood drawn?
 Asked: 12/19/2016 I had a mastectomy 2 wks ago with the removal of 23 lymph nodes, there was no cancer in anyone of them.
 Asked: 12/12/2016 Can a mammogram on a breast that has lypmhedema exacerbate the lyphmedema? Would I be wiser to have MRI instead? Radiologist said they can put...
 Asked: 12/1/2016 I was diagnosed with lymphedema of the breast, had lumpectomy,SNB and radiation.
 Asked: 11/29/2016 Would a physical therapist who is specializing in treating lymphedema be a good place to get a firm diagnosis? Or would I need to...
 Asked: 11/27/2016 Be it with single or multiple nodes removed, why is it that some women will get lymphedema and some won''t? And does the quality of...
 Asked: 11/27/2016 Had lumpectomy and two nodes removed June 2015.
 Asked: 11/25/2016 Are you destined to develop lymphedema when you have had 23 nodes taken?
 Asked: 11/16/2016 I asked the question whether having had one lymph node removed would be alright to have blood work done.
 Asked: 11/15/2016 I had a lumpectamy 30 yrs ago on right arm with 18 lumphnodes removed and did all blood work and pressure on left arm.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 Hi! I had a DMX and complete lymphatic nodes dissection in one axilla(all 8 nodes were taken out) and I had the sentinel node procedure...
 Asked: 11/6/2016 I am a yoga instructor. I will be going through lumpectomy and radiation shortly.
 Asked: 11/1/2016 Where do you get IVs, blood pressure, etc.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 I had a stage 2 grade 2 IDC (node neg) removed in April with very close margins of <1mm and extensive lvi.
 Asked: 10/28/2016 When I take the bra off there is an indentation on the breast that had lumpectomy and one SNB(negative) and not on the other breast.
 Asked: 10/22/2016 If you are having the 2nd breast removed after have had breast cancer during which the sentinel node and a cluster of 3 lymph nodes...
 Asked: 10/13/2016 Can a mammogram on a breast that had a lumpectomy six month prior cause lymphedema?
 Asked: 10/10/2016 I underwent a lumpectomy, slnb N0 0/3, and radiation treatment for stage 1a IDC Oncotype 11, Highly hormonal positive 18 months ago.
 Asked: 10/5/2016 Is the risk of lymphedema the same (in terms of time frame and severity) whether you had one sentinel node removed or say, 20? I...
 Asked: 9/26/2016 When is ok to use the affected side post mastectomy for IV placement? I have heard 20 years after the pt is in the clear??
 Asked: 9/21/2016 Wife just had bilateral mastectomy and 13 nodes removed (5 pos) all one side.

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