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Does any one have experience with dcis and breast implants? How does this affect surgery and treatment? My tumor is on pectoral muscle so they need to take part of the muscle. How did radiation affect implants? Any advice?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • Donna Gray Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I had DCIS cancer. Noninvasive . I had a bilateral mastectomy with saline implants. No chemo or radiation. The mastectomy was the only treatment I had. Have they already told you you have to have radiation?
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  • Donna Gray Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I have heard you have reconstruction after radiation. Radiation makes your skin pretty thin so that may affect reconstruction.
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Mine was also on the muscle. So I to ended up doing radiation. I'm 1/2 way through and the skin is just starting to tighten. My expander is also starting to look a little deformed They told me that the radiation would destroy the expanders (they were glad I didn't have my permanent in because it would have destroyed it). I think it must harden the wall of the implant. Hopefully they used the temporary implants in you knowing it was on the muscle and you would need radiation. GOOD luck. My thoughts are with you.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    No radiation if I have mastectomy. I am considering it. Why did u decide on mastectomy vs lumpectomy?
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