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Topic: Can the name of this group be changed?

Forum: Living Without Reconstruction After a Mastectomy — Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020 04:36PM

MT1 wrote:

How about ‘aesthetic flat closure’, the NCI just updated a dictionary entry to include flat closure as a reconstructive technique. If you ask me, this is a thing to celebrate

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Jul 1, 2020 04:16PM Moderators wrote:

Wonderful suggestion, MT1! Would you mind posting this suggestion on our Feedback thread -- we're trying to track all suggestions in one place. Thank you!!

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Jul 1, 2020 07:59PM cyathea wrote:

👏 Love this idea

Dx 6/17/2019, DCIS/ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 7/31/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/31/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/8/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 10/10/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/15/2020 Other Radiation Therapy 5/31/2020 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jul 1, 2020 11:54PM sbelizabeth wrote:

Great idea. Too many people think they have to learn to live with the lumpy, concave, uneven results of a mastectomy. A good plastic surgeon can make all the difference. It's not "cosmetic" surgery.

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC/IBC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 3, 2020 07:38PM reneeCA wrote:


Dx 10/27/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/22/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Jul 4, 2020 01:22PM naps wrote:


Dx 3/2016, ILC, Left, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/10/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy AC Immunotherapy
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Jul 4, 2020 04:03PM MinusTwo wrote:

I hope you all will read the ongoing discussion about this topic on the thread the MODS started for feedback. Particularly relevant.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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