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Questions about Delayed Breast Reconstruction.
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|5/28/2010||I had a mastectomy of the left breast, September 1, 2009, after a lumpectomy and the removal of 25 lymph nodes of which 22 tested positive for cancer. I have now finished chemo and radiation as of April 27,2010. I have scheduled a free flap(muscle sparing) for September 1,2010, but have so many questions and am now having second thoughts. What are my best options for reconstruction? My radiation oncologist wants me to be sure that my surgeon has done many of these procedures on women who have had radiation. If it makes any difference, my cancer was invasive lobular, stage 3, grade 3.|
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|5/28/2010||your radiation oncologist is correct. we recommend to our patients waiting about 8 months post radiation and then have a DIEP flap (taking no muscle at all). come our way. we do these all the time on women who had locally advanced disease including radiation. it does require specialization and you do want someone who has done a ton of these. call 443-287-2778 and request an appt with Dr. Gedge Rosson, Michele Manahan or Ariel Rad. L|
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