1. over 5 years ago
    ItsMeJennifer's Avatar

    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Received my second single mastectomy on January 21, 2016. My other breast was removed in 2013. I'm so happy I had it done. Pain from...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    3 Comments
    • attypatty
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    over 5 years ago
    attypatty's Avatar

    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Bilateral mastectomies due to BRCA2 mutation. Very painful. Still recovering after surgery 16 days ago. Expanders are in and cause L...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
    • LKCraig67
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a double mastectomy he with immediate DI EP reconstruction

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • Anderson
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I ended up with too much scar tissue. I wished I would have had a double mastectomy as recommended.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • theresarae
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had tissue expanders placed this time around.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • cheryl42
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    6 weeks short-term disability but I recovered almost fully in that time

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
  2. over 5 years ago
    WSOMETHING2SAY's Avatar

    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Cancer came back in my sisters left breast AFTER A MASTECTOMY 7 YEARS AGO.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    11 Comments
    • Evonn
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Mastectomy today.

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    1 Comment
    • bookgirl
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a left mastectomy a week ago. The scar is terrible - I can't look at myself. I feel as if someone took a chain saw and cut m...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    2 Comments
  3. almost 6 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    2008 diagnosed stage 2b

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. almost 6 years ago
    jmcfadden's Avatar

    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Drains were the worst part. Otherwise it went as expected and I recuperated well. Went back to work in 2 weeks with minimal issues.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. almost 6 years ago
    gap122041's Avatar

    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The breast cancer went to my liver. I had an ablation on that and now I have 2 more spots on my liver. My oncologist started me on...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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