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Any experience re re-excision?

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Re: Any experience re re-excision?

Does anyone know how many times they can do the lumpectomy? 

 

I suppose it does depend on how well endowed you are, but is there an ethical limit?

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Hello I had a re-excision last week, and it seemed to go OK. I think I was less worried about the surgery as I knew what to expect. I also think it was a shorter surgery than the original one with SNB. It’s not been too painful since, though I still have bad nerve pain from original SNB. I go back to see the breast care nurses this Thursday to find out if they got clear margins this time. If not, then what next? A third excision or go for mastectomy?? One step at a time I guess....
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Hi Willowherb Glad to hear the re-excision op went smoothly. Do so hope you get clear margins this time around and the decision re further margin shave or a MX is not one you have to make. Good luck xx
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Well I have been done (again)!

 

As before with the SNB and original WLE it was day case.

 

The surgeon went inthrough the original scar and removed more tissue to , hopefully, get clear margins. Results not for 3 weeks though so it's going round in my head what to say if they are not clear this time... go again or go for the mx

 

Pain not bad, just paracetomol and ibuprofen. Constipation a bit of a problem , but don't know if that is down to a different anaethetists chosen cocktail or the codeine that I took briefly at night.

 

I was also not so worried this time about the op and ga as I knew what to expect.

 

Now just the wait...

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Hi

I had a re excision and found the recovery much easier than the wle/snb. I had no problems healing afterwards and  was a day case. I was checked by my surgeon on the day I signed the consent which was a week before my op. This was mainly to see how the re excision would affect the shape of my breast. My nipple area was excised at my first op because of the position of my tumour. 

Wishing you a good recovery and results

xx

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Hi all

 

I had a reexcision on the right following my therapeutic mammoplasty for bilateral BC two weeks earlier.  I was worried about my surgeon cutting through the original wound but in fact she said it meant she was able to ‘tidy up’ the area and also ‘debride’ the wound (getting rid of dead skin I believe).  She did check the wounds the day before my surgery because I had healing issues after the first op and I was at the hospital for a wound check aanway.  She then said if I wanted they could do the reexcision the following day as they had a slot in theatre.  I don’t know if they usually check the wound before hand in usual circumstances.   We discovered my healing problems happened because she had inadvertently used chloro-prep to clean me before surgery and then to clean the wounds post surgery and we now know  I’m highly allergic to chlorahexadine - the main ingredient.  Once that issue was resolved the wound healed well.  The surgery itself was much simpler and quicker than my TM.   I don’t remember being in pain but I was on strong pain killers.  

Good luck and I hope you get excellent results from the second op.

 

Best Wishes Clare 

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I had a re-exision after my mastectomy as they'd not got clear margins and had to shave the chest muscle to get them. They didn't check anything (while I was concious anyway Smiley Happy ) For me the recovery was actually longer than from the mastectomy as it wouldn't heal properly (but a previous cancer 12 years previously meant they were going in the same place for the 3rd time plus I'm diabetic which doesn't help). The surgery itself was quicker though and I got to go home the same day instead of having to stay in overnight which was welcome.
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Very good question, willowherb. Was wondering about that myself. And keep fingers crossed that 2 ops will be quite enough for both of us.
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Joining up with you on this one Rapunzel...

 

Anyone got any experiences to share? I presume it is a lot quicker recovery as theer is no SNB, but is it more painful going back in again?

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Hello everyone,

 

I have a re-excision coming up at the end of this month. My first operation was on 1 October and my breast is still swollen, feels heavier than the other (healthy) side, and is on and off a bit painful from the first operation (the nipple in particular doesn't like the world at all at the moment). I guess this is all normal. (?)

 

Does anyone among you have experience with re-excision? Did your medical team check your breast some time before the second operation, or just in the morning of surgery day? Should I try and show it to someone if I'm concerned it might not have healed well enough - or does this not even matter under the circumstances?

 

As ever, I'd be grateful for any and all advice.

 

Rapunzel