Apr 28, 2010 - 4:45 am
After having bilateral mastectomy,do you still get any kind of annual breast screening?
I was told there would me no need for mammograms any more which is good.But i used to have breast MRI+Contrast scan and ultrasound when i got my mammo's. Does anyone who's had bilaterals, still get either MRI or ultrasound breast scans?
I hope im not coming across as being stupid here.I know that about 98% of breast tissue is gone,but it does leave that 2% that lurks where they couldnt get to it, ie, top of sternum, top of abdomen etc. Just wondered if ultrasound would keep any eye on these areas.
I was also told that any lumps would be palpable now as the pectoral muscle that you wouldnt normally be able to feel,is now directly below the skins surface and the remianing breast tissue will be in places where you can feel it anyway.
Thanks in advance =)