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Mastectomy and breast reconstruction pros and cons?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: 8 hours ago | Replies (203)

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@nataliehope

So you did not get reconstruction? Yes I’m waiting for results and getting second opinions and going to an integrative oncologist. The similar stories really help, thanks for sharing. I’m worried about necrosis with nipple sparing and other issues.

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@nataliehope It depends on what you mean by reconstruction. Extensive excision of both tumors on different parts of the same breast as well as removal of more tissue due to large breast size (I was beyond DD breasts and following surgery now about an A/A-). The breast then required reshaping and the surgery lasted about 7 to 7 1/2 hours. Lumpectomies are fairly simple surgeries and my first surgery was just that. This second surgery, however, was not a simple surgery as it reduced the breast size considerably. If your genetic testing has not returned yet, I would wait to see what that report indicated.