Lumpectomy vs mastectomy
I am 34, in the IDC club and up to my eyeballs with conflicting information. My surgeon extremely favors double mastectomy where other doctors have explained there is almost zero factual upside to DMX besides peace of mind placebo.
I would love some personal insight on those who have done either one and if you regret anything, had reoccurrence, had a dmx and found a “surprise” cancer cell elsewhere in the breast that wouldn’t have been found with a lumpectomy, anything to help decide.
If I go ahead with the dmx, I am getting reconstruction.
Also, I am scheduled for surgery 3 months out from my diagnosis date. Is this normal?