Lumpectomy vs Unilateral mastectomy no reconstruction

Posted by heatherann77 @heatherann77, Apr 27 3:37pm

I am 46 and three weeks into my stage 1, IDC, HR+, HERS- diagnosis. I have two small tumors in one breast. My genetic testing came back negative so I have two options for surgery – lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy of the infected breast. I have little reconstruction options due to my scoliosis so I'm debating between lumpectomy or a mastectomy without reconstruction. Did anyone have a similar decision to make and how did you make that decision?

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Welcome @heatherann77, we have several discussions that relative to your situation that you may wish to review:
– Mastectomy and reconstruction pros and cons
– Who Else Has Decided NOT To Have Implants or Reconstructive Surgery?
– Breast Surgery; any advice to prepare for surgery?
– Videos about Breast Cancer Surgery from Mayo Experts

Heather, having given it thought since posting your question, are you leaning one way or the other?

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