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Mastectomy and breast reconstruction pros and cons?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jan 13 6:55pm | Replies (202)

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@nataliehope

Hi thanks for the information, I have never heard of partial Masectomy what is that? Did you do reconstruction? I am really having a hard time debating all the options and figuring out what to do. I get genetic testing back early next week everyone on my Dads immediate side of the family had cancer and 3 people have died from it, I am most likely at risk.

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@nataliehope
I was quite large breasted and since lumpectomies were on two sides of one breast, it would leave me quite misshapen so a considerable amount of breast tissue was removed and then had to be reshaped leaving me about a size A or a bit smaller. Speak to your breast surgeon about options and if you're not comfortable with that surgeon, go to another for a second opinion. The first surgeon I went to was pretty much of the mind of doing only mastectomies on women as she was a general surgeon. The surgeon I went to next strictly saw women with breast cancer.