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Topic: Pre-Op Testing

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019 12:36PM

rlmessy wrote:

What, if any, pre-op testing did those of you who did a double mastectomy do?

I am scheduled for a double mastectomy no reconstruction Dec. 18 and neither the surgeon or oncologist even listened to my heart.

I did have an echocardiogram and routine bloodwork. The echo was because we were thinking of chemo before surgery but that changed.

I just think pre-op should be more than a conversation?

My DX appears below but I am also a caregiver to my awesome Mom, a 13 year (2006) BC Survivor, IIIa IDC, ER/PR+, HER2+, R MX, Lymphedema R Arm Dx 10/10/2019, LCIS/DCIS/IDC: Papillary, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/18/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Nov 12, 2019 01:24PM SimoneRC wrote:

Before each of my 4 surgeries I had a brief physical, 2 with EKG, 2 without, and basic blood work done. Cannot be further out than 30 days before your surgery. Guessing some people with pre existing conditions may need more pre op testing or surveillance.


ATM Gene Mutation, Deletion. IDC w/Lobular Features and Focal Mucinous Features. Pre Pectoral Reconstruction. Hysterectomy Surgery 4/6/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/6/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 7/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 4/30/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 4/30/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 8/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
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Nov 12, 2019 06:18PM fac03 wrote:

I just had a surgery.

1 EKG and blood work with 30 days, PCP provided medical clearance.

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Nov 25, 2019 05:23PM OnTarget wrote:

mastectomy: EKG and blood work

Exchange: blood work

Diagnosed at 42, Oncotype score 16, ITC in one node- considered node negative Dx 4/8/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/23/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/13/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/5/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/5/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Nov 29, 2019 01:27PM MikaMika wrote:

Bilateral mastectomy: blood work only

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Nov 29, 2019 02:02PM bcincolorado wrote:

In additional to the labs and EKG I also had to do an MRI of just my breasts (face down in little "cups") because I had very dense tissues. They wanted better views than mamo was able to give them.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 29, 2019 03:31PM MinusTwo wrote:

Before surgery - CT with contrast and w/o. MRI. Pet/CT. My MO felt like it was important to give the surgeon the best view before she went in.

After surgery - the same battery because I didn't have pCR. A year later, PET/CT only.

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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