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I was horrified at the thought of mastectomy but had 2 and have never looked back. Saving the breast knowing that there could be another tumour, would have worried me too much.
I think you seem to be doing your research pretty well, and hopefully you'll decide what the best option is for you. A diagosis certainly takes over our lives for a while but it gets better.
Dx LCIS Dec 1997, Dx IDC, DCIS, bilateral LCIS Oct 2005 er+pr+her2-
Bilateral Mastectomies, expanders and silicone implants
But your suggestion is great and sits well with me so THANK YOU, I will chat to them about this option.
I am 45 and desperately want to avoid a mastectomy.
I have the option of a lumpectomy but I am worried that I will not have clear margins because of the growth of multiple satellite nodules.
I also have the option of chemo first to shrink the tumours. They will still have to take out the same amount of the tissue bed but my hope would be that I would have a better chance of clear margins. The doctors cannot give me a clear answer, as they cannot know how responsive my cancer will be to chemo until it is out and tested properly.
So my question is: Is there anyone out there who had multiple satellite nodules and had clear margins?
Also, did anyone choose chemo first even though it wasn't known whether it would even be needed yet?
Thank you in advance
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