Breast cancer
posted by Alisha42
13 January 2022

Implant

Last reply: 6 months ago

Hi I got diagnosed with breast cancer 8 weeks ago and had bilateral mastectomy within four weeks when I got the biopsy done before op there was no cancer in lymnodes then after operation it was in 3 of them 4th was negative I have since had to go in and get another op to remove lymnodes in left arm and get a few tested in right arm. They also had to replace one Implant as it has completely moved I am now at home 3 days afraid to move incase the implant moves again it has been an awful lot to take in in 8 weeks can someone advise me if the implant should be ok as I’m up the walls worrying and my back is killing me because I’m not standing properly due to fear of moving the implant wrong . I know it probably sounds silly but I can’t go through another operation I’ve to start chemo in 6 /8 weeks and I’m trying just to deal with this

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commented by Cancer Nurse
25 January 2022

6 months ago

Hi Alisha,

 

Thank you for posting on our online community. I am sorry you have not received a reply yet but hopefully you will hear from others soon. Meanwhile I just wanted to say how sorry I am to read of your breast cancer diagnosis and the distressing time you have been through.

 

It must be very difficult when you have experienced one implant move which required replacement. You might find it helpful to speak with your breast care nurse, she may be able to advise you about different exercises or refer you on to a physio. It is important that you do not cause additional pain or injury to yourself while trying to protect your implant.

 

If you would like to speak with one of the nurses on the Support Line please contact 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

 

Kind regards,

 

Cancer Nurse

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