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Reconstruction years after 2 operations

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Nurse_BCN
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Re: Reconstruction years after 2 operations

Hello Sue 

Thank you for your post. 

It’s difficult to say what the invitation for an XR mammogram involves and whether this is your yearly mammogram following your previous surgeryThe abbreviation XR may be referring to X ray. You could contact your treatment team or the radiology department to find out exactly what type of mammogram you can expect. 

You might find our information on mammograms and other tests useful to read. If you haven’t already read our information on breast reconstruction this may also be helpful.  

Talking to someone who has had a similar experience can be helpful and our Someone Like Me service can arrange for one of our volunteers to talk to you by email or telephone. Our volunteers have had a personal experience of breast cancer and are trained to provide support.   

You can ring the Someone Like Me team on 0345 077 1893 or email them at someone.likeme@breastcancernow.org,so they can then match you to your volunteer.    

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Best wishes  

Carolyn 

Breast Care Nurse 

Breast Cancer Now 

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Nurse_BCN
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Re: Reconstruction years after 2 operations

Hi Sue

Thanks for posting your question.

We hope to be able to respond to you tomorrow.

In the meantime our Helpline is open from 9am tomorrow if you would like to talk things through. 

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SueDerbyshire
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Reconstruction years after 2 operations

Hi, just have another question for you. I am due reconstruction on my left breast and awaiting my next steps. Today, I received a letter to invite me to have a XR Mammogram both, is this different to a normal Mammogram? Is it a 3D version? I wasn't sure if this is connected to my operation or just my yearly mammogram.

I'm hoping it's the next step towards my operation. Any help would be great. 

Thank you

Sue x