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How many women have to have 3 surgeries before the margins are clear?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I only had 1 surgery and would have had to have another had I not gone through radiation. I had a friend who had 2 surgeries. I would have gone through surgery as many times as necessary to get clear margins. It sounds like you are concerned so I would talk with my doctor about those concerns and maybe he/she can shed some light on why it took 3 times. God bless you and good luck to you.
    about 8 years Flag
    • Beth Bowman Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Well I have already had 2 surgeries and my next is scheduled for the 21st. I have already been told that I will be having radiation afterwards. The margins that were positive with the 1st surgery came back negative with the 2nd surgery but a...

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      Well I have already had 2 surgeries and my next is scheduled for the 21st. I have already been told that I will be having radiation afterwards. The margins that were positive with the 1st surgery came back negative with the 2nd surgery but a side that was negative with the 1st surgery is now positive. I know of people who have had the 2 surgeries, was just wondering if anyone else had to do 3?

      about 8 years Flag
    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I don't know of anyone who has had to have 3 surgeries. I would certainly talk with my doctor about my concerns. Good luck to you and keep me posted.

      about 8 years Flag
    • Beth Bowman Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi,
      I had 3 lumpectomies before deciding to have a bilateral mastectomy. I was actually told after my initial biopsy, that they had removed most of the cancer during the biopsy. MRI did't detect anymore cancer, but the 3 lumpectomies did. My...

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      Hi,
      I had 3 lumpectomies before deciding to have a bilateral mastectomy. I was actually told after my initial biopsy, that they had removed most of the cancer during the biopsy. MRI did't detect anymore cancer, but the 3 lumpectomies did. My surgeon said it was scattered like gunshot thoughout my breast. Turned out the good breast also had cancer in it. It was a nightmare.

      almost 7 years Flag
    • Rosemarie Hughey Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I had my first surgery August 8/17 the second August 18/ and now I to have the third one ...my surgeon is on vacation and I have to wait to get the answer....now I am getting concerned

      about 2 years Flag

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