How long do the tissue expanders usually stay in for?

Missing
Asked by

anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 1 year ago
  • anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer

    I've had mine in since 1/12/12 hopefully they will come out this year! Had 20 cycles of chemo and 28 of Radation

    over 1 year ago Flag
    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Lisa.. How did you do with TE after radiation? Did you ever get a infection while you had them? And how was your exchange surgery? Thank you Tena

      9 months ago Flag
    • Comment
  • anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer

    Mine will be in longer because I will need to heal from radiation before I can have reconstruction. Mine will be in for over a year

    over 1 year ago Comment Flag
  • anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer

    Everyone is different. Dependent on if you need to go through rad and/or chemo and how long they take to fill. I didn't need either and mine were in for 3 months.

    over 1 year ago Flag
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Melissa, I had a dbl mastectomy March 27 and have expanders in now. Just wondering about the surgery that I'll have to remove them and receive the permanent ones..... How long is recovery time for that operation?

      about 1 year ago Flag
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Also, I've been told to have expanders filled up a little more than what size I actually want to be. Is that true?

      about 1 year ago Flag
    • Comment
  • anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient

    my CS told me they can stay in indeffinatly (spelling)

    over 1 year ago Flag
    • Missing
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Linda, tissue expanders do not last indefintely. Please get a second opinion

      over 1 year ago Flag
    • anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      thanks but I'm happy with the one I got

      over 1 year ago Flag
    • Comment

Educational Video

Personal Story

  • No related story

Related Topics

Looking for another topic? Use the search box in the top right.

Footer_1

An Early Detection Plan (EDP) significantly increases the chances of surviving breast cancer.

spread the word