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    How to choose which surgery.

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      lynn1950

      Listen to your doctors - they are the experts. Then listen to your heart. It is an expert, too. My surgeon was an optimist and recommended a lumpectomy. What she didn't know was that my bc was more advanced than predicted and a lumpectomy would have left me disfigured and lopsided. I opted for a bilateral mastectomy, because one round of surgery was more than enough for me. It is ten years post-surgery and I have never regretted my decision.

      4 months ago
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      banditwalker

      I wanted the bilateral. At 57 I did not use them anymore. And they were always big and bothersome. I love my new "girls" and I don't have to worry about cancer in the other breast. And like Mo2teach, I didn't see the sense in taking just one off.

      4 months ago
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      Yeahyeah

      Do research on the survival rate and occurrence comparisons between a double mastectomy and lumpectomy. That is what I did and then made a choice after consulting with the breast surgeon and not necessarily the medical oncologist. In my case, there was cancer in both breasts.

      4 months ago
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