Hi all I was diagnosed with i nvasive lobular carcanoma about 4 weeks ago, I have two daughters - 30 and 27, and I only told them yesterday. I have mastectomy planned, followed by reconstruction. I am likely to need radiotherapy and have been recommended a temporary tissue expander implant as an option as I don't want to use my body tissue. Has anyone been through this or have any thoughts? Could really use some advice as I need to make a decision in the next few days and let my surgeon know so I can get a date booked. Thank you!!
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Hi Everyone I have recently been diagnosed with Invasive lobular carcanoma and I’m still coming to terms having to accept this. Im now having to have an mastectomy and reconstruct my breast and need advise on my options, hopefully with the help from some of you, who have experienced the same as me. I’ve been given the two options of going ahead with a silicone reconstruction or using my body fat. I think I’m heading more towards a silicone reconstruction, due to the recovery and also not having two operations. I then need to decide if I do this the same time of the removal or post removal. I don’t know if I require radiotherapy yet as this will be identified during operation. If anyone has gone through the same procedure, what were your complications with the silicone? If any? I could really do with some advise or hear about your experiences if you have been through this. Thanks to all you brave ladies out there!
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