I have the CHEK2 mutation…BC twice 11 years apart. No lymph node involvement. My genetic counselor says we have identical genes in every cell in our body. Saying that, is that why we can get breast cancers in distant parts of our bodies? Maybe checking lymph nodes is not the answer. Since this idea just came to me, I am thinking there may be a connection. Is getting a bilateral mastectomy really a positive solution. I am seeing my plastic surgeon on Tuesday and see what he says. I can also email the counselor, but now that I’m getting the mastectomy she might not respond. Input anyone?