Hi I am 27 yrs old and I was just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma?? Anyway the initial breast surgeon who told me the news, was the worst Dr. I have ever dealt with in my life. I got rid of her, and found a good team of doctors... I guess I have a lot of questions???? The first thing s I have the cancer in my right breast, it is about 2.5 cm
I am choosing to go with the mastectomy because I am small breasted, (sometimes I wonder how anything could have made a home in there. I then think I have decided to go and take the healthy breast as well and go for a double mastectomy. I opted to have reconstruction at the time with the tissue expanders, and if anyone has any info good or bad, it is very much welcome.
The other concern I have is that at the age of 27 I would like to have kids one day, and I am afraid between chemo and Tomoxifen, that might not be possible. Also any help on that subject will be wonderful. I guess I am having a hard time because, I can't really find people that are around my age group to talk to, because I think people deal with it different at different ages..I am also estrogen+ as well as her2neu positive. The oncologist says I may be eligible for that new drug Herpecin? He also wants me to go through 6 rounds of chemo.
I am suppose to have my surgery on 4/10/02, and I was wondering if people can tell me about the pain and recovery time with a mastectomy/expanders????? I know everyone is different I would just like to here some feedback. I am also very worried about lymphadema, I am very athletic, and love to play sports, I don't want that to be taken away as well...Sorry I am rambling there is just so many questions...Thanks for listening
My prayers are with you all