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Has anyone had a prophylactic double mastectomy?

Narelle Biedermann Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Surf  Momma Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    No, but I had a double mastectomy on 8/15. I have a family hx of breast cancer that eventually caught up withe. If you decide to do this, you will need courage, strength
    about 8 years Flag
    • Narelle Biedermann Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Surf Momma, my mother, her twin and two other sisters have all had breast cancer (one died, and their mother died at a young age in the 1950s so who really knows what was really wrong with her). I'm thinking that the odds are not so good...

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      Thanks Surf Momma, my mother, her twin and two other sisters have all had breast cancer (one died, and their mother died at a young age in the 1950s so who really knows what was really wrong with her). I'm thinking that the odds are not so good for me at some point, so I'm looking at this as an option to minimise a future of worrying!

      about 8 years Flag
  • Peg Sumner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I waited 7 yrs after I was dxd wit stage 1-2 dcis invasive. No nodes out of 22. Given less than 5% chance of recurrence That was 15 yrs ago. So after 7, I decided to play it "safe" and have a mastie with the other breast done prophylactic ally. At 13 yrs 9 mos cancer free I was dxd with mets to the bone. So much for low risk for recurrence. I had 14 months NED and then I began having back pain. I am now on my third time up for radiation and a new chemo shot called falsodex. Well it's been 15 yrs since my original dx and I'm still here. No organ involvement at this point. I wish you luck, love, and good health with NO RECURRANCES. God bless.
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