thank you all for the kind words, it gives a sense of hope when being able to speak with others that understand. I actually went back for my results today from my genetic testing, and my results show I am positive for BRCA2 and a triple negative, so in turn got a call from my doctor a few hours later. She then stated a bilateral mastectomy was my better option due to the % of it returning. So I now need to decide, at this point I'm leaning to whats going to give me a better opportunity of no recurrence and have reconstructive surgery the same day. So radiation will no longer be the treatment, instead chemo.View Thread
I am 38 yrs old and have recently been diagnosed with IDC, last year June my GYN sent me for a mammo, which then turned to having a biopsy in my left breast, good news was it was fibroadenoma. 2 months ago under persistence by my mother to continue to do self examinations I found a lump in my right breast. After an MRI & ultrasound another biopsy was done, and 4 days later the news came back I had cancer. All I remember is hearing the word cancer and anything said to me after that was a blur. Almost 3 weeks ago I had a genetic screening test done, and last week an MRI ( which showed the other breast was okay). I'm scheduled for the 22nd of this month to have a lumpectomy and lymph node removal. But lately I've been wondering if just having a mastectomy would be a better choice. I have so many thoughts and confusion going on in my head and my doctor and medical team keep urging me to deal with all that is going on. So here I am reaching out, because I don't know how to deal or maybe express myself. I've never done a discussion so I apologize if I'm not saying the correct things or if I'm all over the place. I'm just trying to figure out where to start. Thanks for listening.View Thread
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