Lumpectomy vs Unilateral mastectomy no reconstruction
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 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mastectomy-1/
– Who Else Has Decided NOT To Have Implants or Reconstructive Surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/who-else-has-decided-not-to-have-implants-or-reconstructive-surgery/
– Breast Surgery; any advice to prepare for surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/breast-surgery-any-advice-to-prepare-for-surgery/
– Videos about Breast Cancer Surgery from Mayo Experts https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/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?