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Tnbc recurrence in chest wall after mastectomy

pranati_majee
pranati_majee
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Hello everyone,

Already once I have posted here regarding the treatment of my mother after local recurrence.Many people suggested to move to TMH Mumbai,thanks to them.Here in Mumbai Dr suggested to have more surgery as the recurrence is a soft tissue about 1cm inside the pectoral muscles, so pectoral muscles will be removed. My mother is registered in private category. They asked to deposit 1000 Rupees for anesthesia and wait for the date.I don't have any more idea about surgery. Is it major surgery ?How long it will take to recover?how many days after surgery will she have chemo?If full thickness of pectoral muscles will be removed, what are the aftereffects? Sorry asking so many questions. If anybody have any idea please reply me or I will wait for the reply of Dr sumeet . I am adding the PET scan also.

Thanks.

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sumeet_shah
sumeet_shahAdministrator

1. Mostly whole of pectoral muscle. Ask the doctor there once, though, since decision is based after feeling that tumour with hand. Since they have done so, they can guide better.

2. Chemo starts 3 to 4 weeks after surgery, if needed.

Recovery doesn’t take much time, don’t worry.

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pranati_majee

Thanks a lot doctor for your reply.This forum really helped me a lot.Thanks again

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pranati_majee

Sir,again I came with a question.Actually my mother got WLE for her chest wall nodule of TNBC and Dr put a chemo port.Initially we thought they will remove the port after completed chemo,but they are interested to keep it 4-5 years, why,my mother got only local recurrence. There are chances of having infection or blood clotting due to port.l know in TNBC chances of recurrence is very possible. But if that port will be on her chest she never think that she is disease free.l want to see her cancer free.please guide me sir

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MsLockYourPosts
MsLockYourPostsTeamBCI
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I have many friends who have gotten a port for treatment and love having it. Most have kept theirs for years afterwards because it makes followup blood draws or any followup treatment so much easier. While they were apprehensive about the idea of a port, they wouldn't give theirs up now. Hopefully a positive attitude about her condition from those around her will help your mother to look forward to many good times with those she loves. You can't take her cancer away, but you can help her to have a positive attitude about dealing with it.

It is important to have the port flushed monthly.

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