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Topic: Thinking about removing implants ??

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: Jul 20, 2020 07:55PM - edited Jul 20, 2020 07:55PM by cookie54

cookie54 wrote:

So here's the deal ,I had a bmx 2016 with placement of Mentor implants that now may cause ALCL. I was just diagnosed recently with a recurrence of cancer in my axilla and chest wall ,currently on chemo. I am meeting with breast surgeon and possibly plasctic surgeon in September to discuss ALND and I will also need radiation. I am really thinking about removing my implants because I don't want to potentially deal with another illness down the road.

Was wondering if anyone has been through this type of surgery? If so how do you feel about being flat now?

Thanks ladies.

Dx 8/15/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/13/2016 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Dx 6/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/28/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Jul 20, 2020 09:15PM MinusTwo wrote:

cookie - Sorry you have to deal with BC again. There are lots of threads that discuss going flat. You can find them though the 'search' option on the left of the screen.

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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