Confused radiation or mastectomy
Was diagnosed with early BC in June last year just shy of 42nd birthday. ER and PR + HER2- . I also carry BRCA2 mutation. My oncotype test came back with high risk. Lumpactomy done. Chemo done. Started hormone therapy - letrozole and zoladex monthly. Am now at crossroads of either doing radiation or mastectomy possibly…
Recovery from Bilateral Mastectomy no recon. With Seromas. When does the pain end???
Hello. I am 53, and got diagnosed with dcis in October in right breast. We elected for a bilateral mastectomy and on pathology the right was 5x3.5x2.5 cm and the left surprise surprise had 2 patches of DCIS which didn’t show on Mammogram. I have been told I don’t need any further treatment - which I accept is ‘fortunate’.…
Both breasts removed at the same time?
Hi. I'm interested in hearing how many of you out there opted to have a double mastectomy and whether you got both breasts removed at the same time or whether they were each removed in separate operations? Did you have any problems doing it this way?
Taking the next step - buying prothesis
Hi, I haven't posted for a number of months as I have been settling in to my new life with no breasts and trying to get my energy levels back. I had a bilateral mastectomy in February last year and spent chemo and my 60th birthday in lockdown. I am now on Letrozel for 5 years but otherwise life is more or less back to…
Going flat with pride
When diagnosed with early HER2+ DCIS in August (right breast), my decision was immediate. Bilateral mastectomy for me. No reconstruction. Why? I'm 61 years old, have been married twice and have had another 15 year relationship. I'm not looking for a man and furthermore, I don't care whether a man would find my flat chest…