I'd like to ask if anyone has experience. I know finally I will need to ask my doctor, but just for the possibilities I'd like to ask and if I'm thinking right. If my lump doesn't attached to skin and nipple, do I have the chance to kind of clean my breast from inside (take everything, but leave the skin and nipple) and then do plastic surgery. Or even at the same time?
Maybe at the moment I see the "easy way out"... I have chemotherapy now (8 sessions, finished 2), and if it reduces the lump there is a possibility for no mastectomy, so that's why I started thinking, because I also don't want them to leave half of my breast with a chance for a new diagnosis in the next few years.
Thank you for your answer, it's always good to hear from someone who is doing well after all. I'll ask my oncologist and surgens too, but it's way too early for them to say something, depends on how chemo works for me. I hope everything will be fine with it, for the moment I try to plan and attract the best possible option.
Hi Sue, I'm a single mom too. I've been diagnosed with breast cancer in july, although I found the lump in april and went to a clinic in may already, but they've sent me a way saying I'm too young... anyway, my doctor in july gave me a choice of mastectomy or chemo, I've chose the second one to try to keep at least the skin and nipple (it's still important for me). So I'm doing it another way around, just got my second treatment.
My friends turned out to act like they were family and looking after my 3 years old. Do you have any support from friends/family?
I see you've got loads of replies, I'll go and read them now. Best of luck!View Thread