• Judith62
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast C...
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had total mastectomy and then went back for wider excision as positive margins. Clear margins after wider excision

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • JFaye
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I also had sentintinal lymph node and 5 more removed. Scars go all the way under my armpit. I also suffer from Lymphadema

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. over 5 years ago
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    Power Port Placement

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was sore longer than expected took about six weeks before it wasn't bothersome or annoying.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • shycat
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Port was implanted yesterday morning, then went right to first chemo session. Took prescribed pain pills only that day, haven't nee...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • tina66
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a good experience with my double mastectomy surgery. I never really had much pain, so I stopped the meds when I got home afte...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Wendi_B
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Ca...
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery is on Jan 8, 2014 and I'm really nervous.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Wendi_B
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Ca...
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    My skin was irritated a lot. The port got infected and had to be removed. I think it was from me lifting and moving heavy stuff (try...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Modified Radical Mastectomy to the left breast and lymph nodes. Luckily, I have a great support system. My family came from out of s...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • marg
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    hyst,

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Gorillazoo
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast...
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am fortunate that my Oncologist and Surgeon let the decision be mine, but emotional and physical recovery was and still is challen...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Jano
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Because of IBC there was no skin spared during the mastectomy coupled with radiation left no option other than a bilateral TRAM Flap...

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    The promise of eventual reconstruction got me through the bilateral mastectomy at age 47.

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