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    I have surgery scheduled on October 26 at UAB Birmingham Alabama with Dr Urist and Dr Vasconez. I will have the bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction using the latissimus at my back. i am looking forward for a swift recovery. I just finished packing my suitcase today for my hospital stay in UAB for 2-4 nights. Hope there are no complications during my hospital visit. My doctors initially advised me to have a lumpectomy on my left breast followed by 33 treatments of radiation. I was skeptical that radiation would not be a good idea for me. My final decision is to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction for symmetry, peace of mind and eliminating any more mammograms.

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    I have decided to do bilateral mastectomy. Its scary but I needed to go ahead and get it done. My sister also had breast cancer stageII 4 months ago.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1. My sister 49 yrs old was just diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma 3 months ago. She had bilateral mastectomy.

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