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TRAM or DIEP? Any thoughts?

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anonymous

Patient almost 8 years
 
  • Beth Marlow Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had the diep done 7 months ago and had no problems with it, went back to work after six weeks, starting exercising about four months out. I liked not losing the muscle part and would highly recommend the diep.
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    • jc lin Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Thanks Beth.

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  • Patricia Stoop Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hmm I want to know too! I just got a set of prosthetics as the whole thing overwhelmed me...
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I 'm going DIEP. I don't have to give up any mucscles. I love that!!! I have found a great PS my ocology surgeon will turn a lumpectomy in to a mastectomy the assisst in the Og the surgery and they are both in my insuance network.
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    • jc lin Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Are you concern about the failure rate? I do not want to give up muscle too but worry if it failed. I am having mastectomy. Thanks Marianna. In Canada, cancer treatment is pay by our medical plan, I could choose either one without worry about ...

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      Are you concern about the failure rate? I do not want to give up muscle too but worry if it failed. I am having mastectomy. Thanks Marianna. In Canada, cancer treatment is pay by our medical plan, I could choose either one without worry about insurance.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      My doctor says failure rate is very low. I'm working on my exercise and strenghting my core to help my recovery. My surgery is set for June 29th. Personally I really really don't want to give up muscle and put in an implant. I'm going to trust...

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      My doctor says failure rate is very low. I'm working on my exercise and strenghting my core to help my recovery. My surgery is set for June 29th. Personally I really really don't want to give up muscle and put in an implant. I'm going to trust that everything will be good.

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    • jc lin Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I have decide to go with DIEP. Good luck to you with your surgery.....my surgery will be in July.

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  • Ginny Fennelly Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had the DEIP last September. I am very pleased with the outcome. I did research on both the DEIP and TRAM and felt the residual side affects were less with the DEIP. My PS agrees with that; his statement is why use tissue (muscle) that doesn't match what is naturally in the breast. He also stated that he has done corrective surgery for women who have gone through the TRAM. I hope this is helpful. My best advise is to research the options with your doctor and family. There are also a lot of good blogs, like this one, that have good honest opinions and experiences from some pretty amazing women. You are one of those amazing women. I wish you all the best. ginny
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    • Ginny Fennelly Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      DIEP - sorry about that!

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