Aug 10, 2012 - 7:14 pm
I met with my surgeon on Wednesday and she has told me that I have to have a lumpectomy instead of a mastectomy. While I am pleasantly surprised by this, I am also wondering if it means that later on if I will eventually have to have a mastectomy anyway. She is also going to do a lymph node dissection because level 1 is suspect but level 2 seems normal.
She has told me that I most likely will have to have both chemo and radiation. In the back of my mind I wonder if a lumpectomy is enough?