New Diagnosis - DCIS - trying to decide on which surgery to have
Hi Everyone, I'm new here and it's so lovely to see the support here.
I was diagnosed last month with non-invasive DCIS and now need to have a mastectomy (I have very small breasts so there's basically nothing to save).
I'm 39 and have no family history, so I don't have any friends or family who have been through this. My friends and family have been incredible and supportive but there's noone who can even grasp what I'm going through.
My surgeon is happy to support a double mastectomy because it's a high grade cancer and they couldn't see it in ultrasounds or mammogram as I have dense breasts. At this stage they don't think I will need radiation etc.
I'm also a candidate for mastectomy and reconstruction in one surgery.
I'm finding it almost impossible to decide between have one breast removed or both. I'm worried about my breasts becoming uneven as I move through the next 40 odd years with one implant and one real breast, but also worried about removing both breasts and the impact that it might have on intimacy with my partner.
I'm also absolutely terrified of the recovery time and any possible complications with reconstruction as my kids are only 6 & 8.
Would love to hear others experiences who have been in a similar situation.
Thank you xx
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