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If you are stage 1 and mass is 2cm , and breast cancer runs in the family I have been thinking of going ahead with double mastectomy instead of lumpectomy am I crazy ?

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    You need to do what you are most comfortable with. You will be OK.
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  • Leigh Anne F. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    It is YOUR decision, not your doctors. Go with your gut feeling. I feel that taking all precautions is the best decision. I had a double mastectomy with implants and my cancer still came back. I am still glad that I made the decision to remove both though.
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  • SAm  White Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    NOOOO. I had stage 0 cancer 2cm. Had a little lumpectomy & radiation in 2012 & 18 months later had a reassurance & ended up getting a double mastectomy with reconstruction in 2014. Breast cancer on my mom side ovarian on dads side. Probably would have been smarter for me to get a mastectomy from the beginning. It's a hard decision to make in a short period of time. Because I had a low grade & small area lumpectomy made sense @ the time. I'm grateful to be alive 5 yrs living strong & loving life.
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  • Dawn Schulz Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Go with your gut. I was stage 2 triple negative the chemo completely destroyed the cancer but I still went with a double mastectomy with reconstruction.
    17 days Flag
    • Brenda McMillan  Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Are you happy with your reconstruction? My husband and I was talking over lumpectomy and rads and then double mastectomy and recon and were leaning toward me and recon but I’m still gonna give it some more deep thought as this is a HUGE decision,...

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      Are you happy with your reconstruction? My husband and I was talking over lumpectomy and rads and then double mastectomy and recon and were leaning toward me and recon but I’m still gonna give it some more deep thought as this is a HUGE decision, but would love your input on are you glad with your decision and are you completely satisfied with your reconstruction and did you do the reconstruction same day and how was your recovery? Sorry for so many questions

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  • Brenda McMillan  Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you ladies nice to be able to get advice from people who actually went through it. The 1 thing I was really worried about was I am so small chested that I’m worried a lumpectomy will really cause me to really different on my left side
    17 days Comment Flag
  • Jacqueline  Wickiser  Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You aren't crazy. I was stage one also and decided on the double mastectomy. I just couldn't imagine the lumpectomy route for me. I understand it but I asked for e double mastectomy and thankfully my surgeon agreed with me. You have to do what you feel is right for you and don't let anyone tell you differently
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  • Janet Stitt Profile
    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    Brenda, I agree with SAm White. I had stage 1a, lumpectomy with no node involvement. I also had a recurrence in 18 months, same breast. I had a bilateral mastectomy and I don't regret either surgery. Talk with your surgeon. Mine was relieved I opted to have the mastectomy, although she would have done another lumpectomy if I wanted to go that way. I had immediate reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy. Implants are small, only so much skin to go around, but it fills out my clothes. Good luck. It will be ok.
    17 days Comment Flag

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