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Posted on: Sep 13, 2017 09:44AM

Kayrem wrote:

Hi - just saw this article and was wondering if anyone else had seen this or had any comments. I am wondering what (if any) implications this could have on reconstruction.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319160.ph...

I do not know much about the journal (if credible or not?).


Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/30/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/15/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/14/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 5/21/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Sep 13, 2017 10:52AM Bosombuddy101 wrote:

You mean the Diep flap reconstruction? Wow! Very scary. Thank-you for sharing that article.

“Trouble that can’t be named, tigers waiting to be tamed” ----Coldplay Dx 7/4/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/20/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/31/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Sep 13, 2017 12:06PM - edited Sep 13, 2017 12:07PM by Lula73

DON'T freak out just yet about DIEP flap recon and this study. The fat they're talking about in this study is Visceral Fat aka VAT. VAT is the fat that surrounds our organs and is located under our abdominal muscles. VAT is also the fat thatcardioligists worry about due to its relationship to CV disease and risk of heart attack and death from heart attack.

By contrast, the fat used for DIEP flap is NOT visceral fat/VAT but rather Subcutaneous Fat - the fat between the skin and the abdominal muscle. No need to worry those who have had or are considering DIEP flap over this study that examined the effects of a very different type of fat that is in no way involved in that procedure

The big question from this study is whether the levels they detected in VAT fat is influenced by the amount of VAT or if there is potentially a genetic or metabolic component to why the elevated levels are present.

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/4/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 13, 2017 01:35PM Kayrem wrote:

Thanks Lula 74 for clarifying that! I never know if I should post stuff if I do not know a lot about the topic. But then I think people who know more on it can expand on it

Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/30/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/15/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/14/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 5/21/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Sep 13, 2017 03:04PM Lula73 wrote:

better to post it and get clarification than to have misunderstandings out there that could potentially influence decisions we make based on those misunderstandings

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/4/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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