Kathy1's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 72

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    • Kathy1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Was diagnosed with hodgkins lyphoma in 2012. Completed chemo successfully. Now another cancer diagnosis...can't believe. So low mentally and so afraid. I've only know a surgeon is my next step. Is this normal? I don't know what to antipate.

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    • Kathy1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I met with a breast surgeon and really liked her. She came highly recommended and is ranked as.one of the top surgeons in Houston. I have several other health issurs and based on those she really suggested a lumpectomy. She explained the success ratio for a mastectomy is 99% and for a lumpectomy 97%. Additionally I would not be a candidate for reconstructive surgery. Has anyone elected a lumpectomy vs a mastectomy and your results. Any info would be appreciated.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified