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|7/9/2011||In October 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 ILC, 0 nodes, and presently on Tamoxifen.|
I had a lumpectomy plus breast reduction during surgery. Does having breast reduction surgery benefit me in anyway?
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|7/9/2011||Interesting question. Theoretically, an argument could be made that the incidence of local recurrence may be very slightly decreased because you now have less breast tissue (due to reduction). However, the actual benefit probably comes from the fact that you may feel more physically comfortable with not so heavy, large breasts; may be better able to exercise; breast exams might be easier to perform to detect an abnormality due to decrease in breast tissue volume; and perhaps an overall physchological benefit due to change in appearance. In addition, developing healthy life style habits, such as maintaining a healthy, optimal weight, with dietary changes and exercise can decrease risk of breast cancer. Hope this helps, and best wishes!|
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