Jan 17, 2001 - 1:40 pm
Hi everone. I am not sure that I have figured out this site yet, so I hope this e-mail goes through ! I was diagnosed with breast cancer last week. I am scheduled for a masectomy in a week and a half. Chemo will start a few weeks after that. I would like any info/opinions from you all on the benefits/drawbacks of two procedures. The first topic is sentinel node biopsy vs a regular nodal biopsy where they remove 2/3 or so of the lymph nodes. The second is reconstructive surgery after the masectomy... I would like to hear from those who had it done, and those who did not. How about those who had the stomach muscle procedure, vs the inflatable implant. Would you all do it again? Were you happy with the results ? What bothers you now about the procedures ? Thanks so much for all your help. I am a bit overwhelmed right now... I am only 38, so this was a bit of a surprise !