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    DorothyV asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Plastic Surgeon

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      mofields (Best Answer!)

      If you are seeing your oncologist and breast surgeon regularly (I see mine every 6 months as I am 4 years out). After I had my exchange and finished with post-op visits, I have not ever been contacted by my plastic surgeon - though she did say the implants really should be re-exchanged every 10-15 years. I'm like you, my results were not that great and I wear a prosthesis on my left breast (left mastectomy and implant there). I'm 59 and don't think I want to do another surgery myself. I would say find out first what they want to see you about and if you feel you don't need it, decline the appointment.

      26 days ago
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      Bmayrichards

      @mofields, curious as to why you see your surgeon every six months? I know others do too. I saw mine for a followup visit after surgery and that's it. The office isn't even calling to ask me to come in. I'm 4 years out now

      26 days ago
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      Sheryl88

      My PS said I would need an MRI at 3 years to make sure the implants are ok.

      25 days ago
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    DorothyV asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Dental problems

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      Marinace

      My Breast Cancer had already spread to the lymph nodes. My radiation went from my ear to mid torso, including under arm, and sternum to spine on right side.

      about 1 year ago
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      PinkPeony

      My gut reaction is that you need more calcium. Talk with your doc, and if you haven't already done this, ask for a bone density test. I am now getting Xgeva shots monthly, and take calcium with D3 twice a day. When I forget to take the supplemental calcium, my teeth start powdering off and chipping. Best wishes, and hope this helps. :)

      about 1 year ago
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      mofields

      I have breast cancer (3 years out), no chemo, but did 33 rounds of radiation. I am also on Anastrozole (generic Arimidex) but have not have the dental problems. Are you being checked for bone density? I've had 2 bone density tests since starting my AI, and was recommended to also take a Calcium/vitaminD pill to help combat the loss of the estrogen (which the AI is supposed to suppress) which is a bone strengthener. I would speak with your oncologist about this.

      12 months ago
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