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|2/20/2011||After a recurrence of DCIS and IDC, sixe 4mm, ER/PR+ after a mastectomy for DCIS with immediate saline implant, what is the standard protocol re: node dissection? Is this always recommended and if not why not?Second question, how will radiation affect teh implant -- would it be removed?Thank you so much.|
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|2/21/2011||Though the standard of care would be to do ax dissection, that isn't always the case. so it can be helpful to ask if your case will be presented to the wed evening tumor board meeting for team discussion. implants and radiation don't like one another, however , no all implants are a problem. sometimes patients will proceed with the radiation with implant in. again a team meeting would be very beneficial .|
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