Asked by cris on Wednesday, February 20, 2013


    I will be seeing my surgeon today, I am hoping he will give me a date for my surgery, finished with my chemo two days ago, Can someone share their experience with 1st. appointment with surgeon after chemo is finished. I have seen my plastic surgeon already. thanks

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      In my case it was basically a physical examination during which she looked at some results (MRI mainly as I remember), took some measurements, talked to me about what to expect (procedures, recovery, risks, etc.). At the end of the appointments, I spent about 15 minutes with the scheduler getting the date and time set up and coordinated with the hospital, getting prep instructions, etc. In my case, my medical oncologist did not want me to have surgery about 3 weeks after my last chemo, so that the chemo had a chance to have it's full effect. As I recall, my last chemo was on March 21 and my bilateral was on April 10.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I had my bilateral mastectomy before my chemo. I met with plastics first, as he is a good friend from elementary school. He scheduled me with the breast surgeon he felt comfortable with. I met with my breast surgeon and we spent about 40 minutes discussing my case and my options and what the procdure would entail. I was having immediate reconstruction with Natrelle implants so the 2 surgeons had to coordinate a date. I got a call when the date was scheduled and had my mast and recon the same day, 7 hour surgery.
      I then saw the oncologist again and had my Oncotype DX testing done and based on my score, started chemo.

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I had surgery before chemo......surgeon looked at mammos, looked at pathology from biopsies and gave recommendations.....I was not a candidate for lumpectomy so my option was single or bilat mastectomy....she also discussed the surgery, recovery etc.....

      over 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Congrats on being done with Chemo.!. I had my bilateral mastectomy April 17, 2012 and end of May had all my scans in prep for Chemo to start June 11, 2012. Through that time I was getting filled (expanders) and 4 weeks after chemo was done I had implant surgery Dec. 27...

      over 4 years ago

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