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    joyboo asked a questionBreast Cancer

    multiple surgeries

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      bethmac3s

      I had my implants placed and a Davinci Hysterectomy at the same time! It was great!

      almost 5 years ago
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      nancyjac

      twarne, I think you have been given some bad information. Firstly, the recovery time for a bilateral mastectomy is not any longer than for a single, assuming both breasts are removed at the same time. Secondly, the Federal Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires that any insurance company that provides coverage for breast cancer must also provide the same coverage for prophylactic mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

      I had a bilateral mastectomy earlier this year. The removal of the non-cancerous breast was not medically necessary, but I opted for it because I wanted the symmetry. Recovery time was much less for the removal of the noncancerous breast because it required a much smaller scar and no radiation. All expenses for my bilateral mastectomy, including a pre and post surgery follow up were covered in full by my insurance.

      almost 5 years ago
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      geekling

      First off, get a second and even a third unrelated opinion before agreeing to give up anything. These are your parts and not replaceable. They have been deemed as necessary by the Designer of the Universe.

      The more serious the insult, the longer and more difficult the recovery time.

      Best wishes for recovered good health.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Recently diagnosed with DCIS. Grandmother, mother, sister and now me. I am waiting for results of genetic testing before proceeding. RIght now I am overwhelmed and can't focus.

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      SueRae1

      Of course you are overwhelmed. It takes awhile for it all to sink in.

      almost 5 years ago
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