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    kclark asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Today is a 6 month check up. A little nervous today, found a tender swollen area on the back of my head almost 4 weeks ago. Prayers:)

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      kclark

      Appointment went great! All lab and assessments are clear. Now...SO thankful for the gift of life! Thank you everyone for your responses. Knowing you have all walked in these shoes is confidence in knowing I am not alone. Happy Thanksgiving all!

      over 2 years ago
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      What did they say about the back of your head?
      Just Curious.

      over 2 years ago
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      I am glad that everything turned good for you. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

      over 2 years ago
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    kclark asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Scar tissue, disfigurement after bil. mastectomy with tram flap

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      I had never heard of this condition, according to The American Cancer Society, "Fat necrosis and oil cysts" are categorized as 'Non-Cancerous Breast Conditions'

      "Fat necrosis and oil cysts"

      Fat necrosis (nuh-crow-sis) happens when an area of the fatty breast tissue is damaged, usually as a result of injury to the breast.

      It can also happen after surgery or radiation treatment. As the body repairs the damaged tissue, it’s replaced by firm scar tissue. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/non-cancerousbreastconditions/non-cancerous-breast-conditions-fat-necrosis-oil-cysts

      over 2 years ago
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      Genny, not trying to be a snob...just need to know, are you a breast cancer survivor with reconstruction?

      over 2 years ago
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      January 2013 I had bi-lateral mastectomy & tissue sparing immediate recon followed by chemo & radiation. January 2014 I had expanders replaced with silicone implants. The not radiated side is fine. The radiated side hurts all the time. Some days worse than others. I get different types of pain, some on the surface and some deep. Sometimes the implant feels like it wants to bust out of the skin. Even my seat belt is bothersome. I just saw my plastic surgeon this week who will see me again in January to discuss options, one being to remove everything on the radiated side and use a back or stomach muscle to rebuild. He says I have a lot of radiation damage, the skin is very tight and thick. I think I will get a 2nd opinion. Also, it's hard not to think about cancer when you are in constant pain.

      over 2 years ago