what type of surgery to have & where to have it done - Dani12

Decision Point Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on December 10, 2012 View this journey (17 Experiences)

I did not like the first surgeon I saw. He was rude & inconsiderate. My aunt who had breast cancer & went through this almost 6 years ago talked me into getting a second opinion and doing so at a teaching hospital. I live in Iowa, so the best one around is the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. There they took the time to explain everything and my options (1st surgeon just told me what I had & was ready to book the surgery & told me I was going to have a double mastectomy). After reading & researching as much as I could, and talking with others about the experience, I decided to do the double mastectomy myself. I just knew I had to make that decision & be ok with it, or I would have questioned myself the rest of my life if I had done the right thing. It was the right decision for me. I have so far experienced some great doctors at U of I.

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