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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|3/1/2012||Had a skin sparing mastectomy w/ implant reconstruction. Had 1 clinically positive node (also on PET), neoadjuvant chemo & SLNB w/ one positive node (0.5cm) removed. Was told no mammogram on that side, but I wondered if the nodes should be imaged ?by sono?|
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|3/1/2012||Mammograms are recommended since you had a special type of mastectomy called nipple-sparing mastectomy, also known as subcutaneous mastectomy. Since with this surgery, you keep your nipple and the tissue just under the skin, enough breast tissue remains to warrant the continued use of screening mammograms. Ultrasound of axilla (underarm) would be indicated not for routine screening, but if at any time lumps, bumps, nodules palpated by you or your physician.|
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