I'm new to the group. Was dx in Jan. 2001, underwent 4 treatments of adriamyacin cytoxin; underwent lumpectomy in June 2001 then 3 treatments of taxol and 33 radiation treatments and am now on tamoxifen. Completed radiation 11/28/2001. Finally had reconstructive surgery 11/23/02. Here's where the problem lies. The radiated tissue is not expanding. I'm scheduled for additional surgery 4/2/03 to enlarge the pocket for the implant and release the scar tissue. Has anyone else experienced this and how did your dr. handle it. TIA.