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I have had a gastric band since August 2016 and all was going well. I am now a size 16 (UK), Diabetes well controlled. Recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be commencing treatment soon. I was told that the band need to be deflated prior to surgery. i will be having surgery, chemo and radiation. ANY idea on how soon after treatment the band can be inflated.

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    Well done on your sucessful wgt loss with your band but sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. I dont think there would be a standard answer to your question cos different people react in different ways to treatment and to be honest I would think getting your band refilled will be a bridge to cross as and when everything else is stable and your medical team think it is ok. Try not to be disappointed because you are in a better state of health to fight the cancer than you would have been prior to your wgt loss and getting your diabetes under control - you have lost wgt once and will be able to do it again if you have any regain. Good luck with all of this and I hope everything goes well for you.

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