I hadn't heard of those upcoming treatment options or advances with breast cancer. Thank you for sharing. I'm certainly going to do some research. It sounds like they are making more headway and that's good.
I had atypical lobular hyperplasia, found with micro calcifications 5 years ago, biopsy confirmed ALH and I was screened for two years. That was the left breast. Then three years ago I found a cyst, got concerned (despite Mammograms showing nothing) and requested an ultrasound. Under my cyst was invasive lobular cancer. I had a bi lateral mastectomy and my on going risk at this point is 4-8% recurrence. Once you have a mastectomy all of your tissue is studied and in my case I had invasive lobular, atypical ductal, atypical lobular, cysts, small fibroids (not cancer) and a few other rare but quite early bad 'actors' in there.
Both of my breasts were involved and I was concerned about missing on going cancer so I opted for the mastectomy to reduce my risk and worry and on going testing (although I still see my oncologist every 6 months for checks, blood work and so far ultrasounds and soon MRI's…just to make sure.
It is every woman's personal choice how to proceed. I chose to remove my breasts because I didn't want to go through more lumpectomies and more tests and the subsequent worry (heck I still worry right before my 6 months checks now). My lymph nodes were not involved…there was no spread (Stage 1) and that was the outcome I was thankful for. I wasn't willing to trust science to find this in time for my sense of well being. That said, bi lateral mastectomies are a major choice and they come with the risks of surgery and recovery.
Good luck with your decision and your journey. Hugs to you!