I just found this sight today !!! I have been looking for something like this for week's now . In May of this year I had my regular mammogram done along with ultrasound and a small lump was found . A biopsy was done and they found I have Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia . This mean's I have abnormal cell's growing in the lump . I do not have cancer , but pre-cancerous cell's . I was referred to a surgeon and it was decided I would have a double mastectomy . Reason being a high history of cancer on my Mother's side : Grandmother- stomach cancer Great Aunt - Breast Cancer Female Cousin - Breast Cancer Male Cousin - stomach cancer Uncle - prostate cancer Brother - colon cancer Brother - malignant tumor's on bladder Sister - Breast Cancer Sister - carcinoma This is how I came to this decision . I thank God every day it was found so early !! The surgeon said if we had not made this decision the chances of having invasive breast cancer within 5 to 15 year's was very high . Some people have commented on my decision being extreme . I ask them to walk a mile in my shoes's !! Thank you for listening . View Thread
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