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Before ANY Breast Surgery

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jan 4, 2023 | Replies (11)

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@auntieoakley What I wished I had done then and now is more research. IMO had I known then what I know now I would have had a bilateral mastectomy Not the lumpectomy. There is no doubt in my mind I would be healthier now had I made that choice then! No, every 6 months 2 hour diagnostic mammograms, no radiation (Mammosite), and possibly no estrogen blockers. I'm saying watch other people's stories, not the Dr podcasts. I was not prepared at all for what I know now to be typical results in both cancer events. All because I had no clue what questions to ask before surgery especially now post-pandemic. They are so understaffed.

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Thank you for clarifying that. 😃 I agree whole heartedly about doing research before you make decisions. I learned this lesson in much the same way. I had a partial mastectomy, they called a lumpectomy but removed half. I asked for a mastectomy but was refused, and didn’t know enough at the time to know I could insist.
It is interesting to me how much we choose to trust each other’s decisions about our own bodies. Now I spend time helping others find their voices, which in these times is even more important than ever.
How are you doing now?