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The math of invasive breast cancer risk for LCIS

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jan 21, 2020 | Replies (30)

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Thank you for your experiences and responses, @cancersucks and @amy11559. Amy, you decided to do the DIEP at a later date then your nspbm, why did you choose that instead of getting it all done at once, may I ask? Best of luck with your surgery and I understand you may not be checking online forums and responding for a while with your upcoming schedule, @amy11559.

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Hi. Thank you for your well wishes. The plastic surgeon did not think I was a good candidate for one procedure. I was originally upset but he explained why and the more I thought about it I felt so overwhelmed making the decision of what I wanted anyway (silicone, saline or DIEP). I felt a sense of relief not having to make that decision yet. The ps said since I am larger chested that does not make me a good candidate for direct implant. Also in February I had a bilateral lumpectomy with reconstruction and he felt putting a heavy implant at the time of the mastectomy would jeopardize the blood supply to the breast. I spoke to many woman who have been through this and was surprised to find that several have reconstruction the same way. It’s called immediate reconstruction but not direct.

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