siestaluvr's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • siestaluvr
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The double mastectomy took place 11/5/12. Dec 11 I met with my oncologist who gave me the wonderful news that I would not need chemotherapy or radiation. However, she was concerned with the redness of my left expander and sent me to my plastic surgeon. After testing, I ended up back in surgery on 12/14 to remove the left expander. I am now lopsided, not sure when the expander will be replaced and heading back to work on 1/2. Has anyone been through a similar situation and can you tell me how long it was until the expander was replaced? My plastic surgeon said that infection within the expander is not uncommon. Thank you.

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