A breast cancer survivor has undergone a radical operation to remove a large portion of her breast.
Key points:A Melbourne family has been left scarred for life by surgery for her left breastAfter more than four years of treatment, the 29-year-old has had her left nipple removedThe operation was carried out in Melbourne’s west by Dr David PurdomThe procedure involves a series of small incisions along the inner breast, leaving a deep scarThe surgery was carried by a Melbourne family doctor in the hope of curing a rare form of breast cancer, according to the ABC.
The father-of-three said she’d been told the operation was not the first to try and remove the breast, but she’d never experienced such an operation.
“I’m very excited because it’s a really exciting, new, different option,” she said.
“But I also want to get a good scan and see what happens.”
It’s just so different from anything I’ve ever seen.
“The mother-of, whose husband is also undergoing treatment, said the procedure was “unbelievable” and had left her scarred and broken.”
The surgery is like having a piece of meat removed,” she told the ABC’s Insiders program.”
You have to keep your eyes open and try and figure out what you can do and where it goes.
“That’s what’s important to me, to try to make this work and make it happen.”
The operation, which involved a series on the inside of the breast and the outer surface, was carried on Friday by Dr Purdam, who said the results would be “a very good result”.
“I had a lot of people come in with questions, some of them with more severe cancers,” he said.
Dr Purdomb said the operation had been done in Melbourne.
“There were a few people who said, ‘well this doesn’t look like a normal operation, it’s unusual, this is a bit different’,” he said, adding that the patient’s mother was “disappointed” but “very positive”.
“The mum is obviously relieved, but I’m very happy with what we’ve achieved.”
We hope to have the operation back in the next few weeks.”‘
Very, very difficult’Dr Pudge said the patient had “taken a very, very, difficult” path.”
She’s been in intensive care for a year and a half, she’s had two surgeries, she has had chemotherapy, she had radiotherapy,” he explained.”
When she came into hospital she had the operation to have her nipple removed and then her operation was a complete success.
“Dr Pudom said the process of removal would be similar to the removal of an organ in the case of a “surgical abscess” or a “cancerous tumour”.”
She will probably have scarring to her left side of her body, but the nipple is removed and she will probably recover from that, if that’s the case,” he told the program.’
Extremely emotional’A spokesperson for the Australian Breast Cancer Network (ABNC) said it was “deeply distressed” by the news of the operation.”[It] leaves a very deep scar,” they said in a statement.”
Our patients are understandably very, much heartbroken by the events that have occurred and are understandably emotional.
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