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    Decision Point (what type of surgery to have): I wish at the time you have to make your decision that you are given someone to talk to about all types of surgery and the after affects. There is more to just removing the cancer, there are ongoing psycological issues with have Cancer that need to be addressed at the time of diagnosis. I was given 2 weeks from diagnosis to when surgery was performed. I had to decide what type of surgery within 2 days of being diagnosed what type of surgery I would have. I was a borderline patient for a lumpectomy. If I would have known at the time more about ILC and the recurrence of it I would have chosen a double masectomy vs a lumpectomy.

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    Side Effects (see below many): Weight Gain, headaches, muscle cramps, extreme tenderness at scar sites that were radiated, second surgery for extreme inversion of nipple caused by the 1st surgery, foggy memory at times.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Targeted therapy): I am stil on Aromasin. I was on Tamoxofin, Femara, and Arimidex. I did not tolerate any of these three. The Aromasin has had less side affects, but they get worse the longer you take the drug. I have severe headaches, muscle cramping and have had a significant weight gain.