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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Flap)): Had to have a bilateral mastectomy (result: <1 cm invasive cancer, 6 cm DCIS). Also had flap reconstruction from my thighs.

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    How much info did you have before choosing breast cancer surgery?

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      Momx3

      Thank you all. I had nipple discharge and was told it was a papilloma and benign. I had an FNA and learned (over the phone too and ironically in a hematologist/oncologist office while there for a hematology appointment) that it was cancer. The tumor is small and the biopsy read "high grade mammary carcinoma." The surgeon says I have all options open to me and will have a sentinel node biopsy at the same time. I guess I'll just have to figure out what is right for me after I get the BCRA and MRI results.

      over 4 years ago
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      If you end up being BRCA positive, I would highly recommend www.facingourrisk.org to help you in your decision-making process. If you are BRCA negative, that does not guarantee that your cancer is not genetic. How long do you need to wait for the BRCA results?

      over 4 years ago
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      Sofarsogood seems to have given you a lot of good info. There is one thing I'd like to add though. If you have a mastectomy, you will probably not need to have radiation done. I'm not sure how you feel about radiation and if that is something that would influence you. I'm 34 also and a little over two years out from my diagnosis. I opted for a lumpectomy with radiation (I also had chemo, but I was getting that regardless of my surgery choice). I wish you luck and will send prayers your way. Please message me if you have any questions or need someone to talk to.

      about 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Other): I am the only surviving child of my parents. My brother passed away from melanoma over 5 years ago. My sister passed away 2 weeks ago. And now I'm diagnosed with breast cancer. It may be small and early, but this is too much to handle.