Nov 11, 2008 - 1:30 pm
I was just recently dx with breast cancer with positive nodes....stage 3. My plan was to do chemo (to shrink the tumor),lumpectomy, radiation and hormone therapy. I had to do an MRI and showed other suspicious areas in my left breast. I had another breast bx which should maglinancy. Now my choice is no longer lumpectomy but mastectomy with node removal. I have a chocie to do mastectomy with reconstruction first and than chemo or chemo first than mastectomey with reconstruction. (I already know I want to do reconstruction immediately) Any thoughts on which is the best route?
My second question is reconstruction do I use my own tissue to build or use a implant? This is my first time using this site.....Thanks to all of you.....