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 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, Iíve 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.
 Asked: 9/6/2016 Does daily manual lythm massage prevent fluid build up in arm,after clearance..I have no lythodema .
 Asked: 9/5/2016 I have DCIS and am considering a bilateral mastectomy with breast reconstruction.
 Asked: 8/25/2016 I am four weeks out from DSIC surgery/lumpectomy and Sentenal node removal.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 I had breast cancer in 2002 with removal of some lymph nodes on my right side.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 Hi! I''m very grateful you answer our doubts.
 Asked: 8/5/2016 I had bilateral mastectomy with 2 lymphs removed from the right side July of last year.
 Asked: 8/2/2016 When confronted with what was termed a suspicious finding following a mammogram in 2015, I began using this site and Hopkins provided me with a...
 Asked: 7/17/2016 a physical therapist said that I have axilla cording after 3 sentinel node biopsy and lumpectomy.
 Asked: 7/10/2016 Lillie: I''m 8 years out from dx and treatment of triple neg.
 Asked: 7/7/2016 Hello, I had mastectomy and sentinel node dissection 2 weeks ago.
 Asked: 6/24/2016 I am a 18 year breast cancer survivor and have to have rotator cuff surgery.
 Asked: 6/10/2016 8 years after a double mastectomy and a horrible plastic surgery, I had a DIEP flap procedure, but wasn''t told about getting lymphedema.
 Asked: 5/30/2016 Hi.. I had a Lumpectomy and 4 Lymp Nodes taken out.
 Asked: 5/21/2016 I had 2 nodes taken out in 2015 and two weeks after that i developed Lymphedma.
 Asked: 5/8/2016 Hi. I had a DMX.
 Asked: 5/5/2016 I had a biopsy done of two centinal odes under left armpit was told it was ok to do BP there, a bit nervous that they did it 6 days after surgery.
 Asked: 5/4/2016 I had a bi-lateral mastectomy 16 yrs ago.
 Asked: 5/4/2016 Does the armpit feel different after having a clearance mine feels thicker than the other side which wasn''t cleared? Thanks.
 Asked: 4/27/2016 Hello, I am 38 and have been diagnosed with high grade hormone positive DCIS.
 Asked: 4/16/2016 I had a lumpectomy 9 yrs ago and have had several bouts with some swelling in my left arm.
 Asked: 4/3/2016 I had a lumpectomy and 1 node removed 5 days ago I have numbness and slight swelling in the back of my arm should...
 Asked: 4/1/2016 Is there a risk of having lymphedema with the sentinel nodes procedure done, where 3 lymphatic nodes were taken out? I had axillary nodes dissection...
 Asked: 3/27/2016 Good morning. I had a bilateral bc diagnosis in 2013.I had a DMX,one side axillary nodes dissection(8 nodes taken out, 1 with cancer) and the other side with sentinel node biopsy procedure(just 3 nodes taken out, all 3 clear),dense chemo (AC+Taxol), NO radiation.
 Asked: 3/24/2016 I had 3 lymph nodes removed 3 years ago.
 Asked: 3/21/2016 I was diag. with Lymphedema stage 2.
 Asked: 3/18/2016 it''s been 6 mos since my simple mastectomy and I think I''ve pulled a muscle.
 Asked: 3/3/2016 Hi, I had surgery two weeks ago after developing cellulitis (I had a preventative bmx).
 Asked: 3/1/2016 I am a 10 year survior of breast cancer and had seven lymph nodes removed.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 I''ve read about the possible of use of acupuncture to address lymphedema in the arm following treatment for breast cancer.

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