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Mastectomies are not an option for those over 65???!!!

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Dec 17, 2022 | Replies (71)

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@auntieoakley

Here is an age related funny thing to add to the stories you girls have. I was in my 30s when I was diagnosed. I really wanted a bilateral mastectomy, no reconstruction. I ride horses and the thing I love most has always been painful, so this was a no brainer for me, especially since they were doing a complete hysterectomy ovaries included, I would not need them. My surgeon said they will not do mastectomies anymore especially with younger women, this was during that period when they first figured out lumpectomies were “better”. So I got the insanely disfiguring breast conserving surgery that left me with less than half of one, and a deep scar in the other. I have since lobbied several times for removal since I still ride those horses. The answer is always no, so now I have this amazing contraption that keeps them absolutely motionless, yippee. After all of that, the nice lady at the lingerie shop saved me.

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I also was refused. .. and ended up with two mishapen still very heavy breasts. They need to be clearer on why they wont do it. They never offer any information, you always have to dig, which was difficult because I had never dealt with cancer before.