Why are you recommending this procedure? What are the options?
What are the risks? How do they compare with the benefits?
How do I prepare for surgery?
What type of anesthesia will I have?
What happens during and right after surgery?
Who do I talk to about breast reconstruction?
How long will I be in the hospital?
Are there any complications?
When can I go back to work and resume normal activities?
What are the risks of lymphedema?
Before surgery, your surgeon should provide:
Specific instructions to follow in the days before surgery
An overview of the surgical procedures
Information about recovery and follow-up care
After surgery, watch for complications such as infection or lymphedema, swelling in your arm or hand. Call your doctor immediately if you see signs of swelling, a build-up of fluid, redness, or other symptoms of infection.
Treatment of triple-negative breast cancer may include the following:
Chemotherapy followed by surgery (breast-conserving surgery, total mastectomy, or modified radical mastectomy) and lymph node dissection.
A clinical trial of combination chemotherapy with drugs that are often used to treat breast cancer and drugs that are not usually used to treat breast cancer.
A clinical trial of PARP inhibitortherapy.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that...