Patients, loved ones and professionals may need to see photos of those who have been treated for breast cancer.
You can see photos of four different patients here. You can find information about the time of the photo, age of the patient at diagnosis, presence of genetic (hereditary) abnormality with an increased risk of breast cancer and the treatment(s) for each patient. Photos were taken at different times (at the start of chemotherapy before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy) if applicable), before surgery, a short time (weeks) after and a longer time (months) after surgery, from different angles for each patient.
44 years old, was already familiar with BRCA2 mutation, diagnosis of invasive ductal breast cancer with breast amputation with sentinel node procedure left and preventive amputation right (skin and nipple-saving): no evidence of malignancy), radiation, adjuvant chemotherapy and anti-hormonal therapy.
80 years old, no gene mutations found during heredity tests, diagnosis of left breast invasive ductal carcinoma, for which the treatment consisted of: amputation of left breast with sentinel node procedure, additional radiation and anti-hormonal therapy.
53 years old, no gene mutations found during heredity tests, diagnosis of right breast invasive ductal carcinoma, for which the treatment consisted of: right breast amputation (skin and nipple-saving) and sentinel node procedure.
62 years old, diagnosis of right breast invasive ductal carcinoma, for which treatment: start with neoadjuvant chemotherapy; followed by breast amputation with removal of marked armpit gland (MARI gland), radiation and anti-hormonal therapy.