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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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@trixie1313

@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.

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Replies to "@nataliehope It depends on what you mean by reconstruction. Extensive excision of both tumors on different..."

@nataliehope I should also add that this surgery required extensive excision as I have scars from under my armpits, underneath across my breasts, and then the "lollipop" excision up from the breast and around the nipples. With normal simple lumpectomies, you are left with a scar in the area of excision.